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Re: Search Engine for Repositories Only?

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Julie Allinson <[log in to unmask]>

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Julie Allinson <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 31 Jul 2006 16:07:33 +0100

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Further info about the UK Eprints Application Profile is available here:

http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/repositories/digirep/index/Eprints_Application_Profile

Work is almost complete on the first instantiation of the profile and 
all documentation is freely available from the above wiki pages.  The 
work will also be presented at DC 2006.

The aim is to provide search services with a richer, more consistent, 
set of metadata on which to build services than is currently possible 
with simple DC.  The Intute search project are hoping to harvest 
eprints-AP compliant metadata from repositories. 

Regards,

Julie

Mark Jordan wrote:
> Here in Canada we have been running a centralized search service for
> Canadian IRs at http://carl-abrc-oai.lib.sfu.ca/ . It is using the PKP
> Metadata OAI Harvester software (http://pkp.sfu.ca/harvester). We have 
> not yet moved to the latest version of this software, which is much 
> better than the original.
>
> Consistency of metadata is a real issue with searching using metadata 
> harvested via OAI. In order to address this issue, we are in the 
> process of developing an application profile for contributed metadata, 
> based in part on the UK ePrints profile. A presentation on this 
> activity, from a year ago, is available at 
> http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/014005/f2/014005-05209-j1-e.pdf 
> (article based on this work is forthcoming in Library Hi Tech). We are 
> on track to release the first public draft of the AP at a conference 
> (http://www.carl-abrc.ca/projects/institutional_repositories/access_preconf_registration2006-e.html) 
> in October.
>
>
> Mark
>
> Mark Jordan
> Head of Library Systems
> W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University
> Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada
> Phone (604) 291 5753 / Fax (604) 291 3023
> [log in to unmask] / http://www.sfu.ca/~mjordan/
>
>
> Michael Fraser wrote:
>> Intute (formerly known as the RDN) has been commissioned by the JISC 
>> (in partnership with UKOLN and SHERPA) to develop a UK institutional 
>> repositories search service (which in turn builds on the eprints-UK 
>> project at http://eprints-uk.rdn.ac.uk/search/). The draft project 
>> plan is available via http://www.intute.ac.uk/projects.html
>>
>> Best wishes,
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> ---
>> Dr Michael Fraser
>> Co-ordinator, Research Technologies Service
>> Director, Intute: Arts and Humanities
>> Oxford University Computing Services
>> 13 Banbury Road
>> Oxford OX2 6NN
>> Tel: 01865 283 343
>> Fax: 01865 273 275
>> http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/rts/
>> http://www.intute.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/
>> http://users.ox.ac.uk/~mikef/
>>
>> On Mon, 31 Jul 2006, David Kane wrote:
>>
>>> Does the UK have an equivalent of OAISTER or the
>>> Dutch/Australian/Norwegian repository meta-search engines?
>>>
>>> This would be so much better than ROLLYO or Optevi.
>>>
>>> David Kane
>>> WIT Libraries
>>> http://library.wit.ie/
>>> ++353.51302838
>>>


-- 
Julie Allinson  [log in to unmask]
JISC Digital Repositories Support Officer
UKOLN, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom
Tel: ++44 (0) 1225 386580
http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/repositories/digirep/
--

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