Koha and Dublin Core (and OAI harvesting)

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Koha and Dublin Core (and OAI harvesting)

Christopher Davis-2
Dear Colleagues,

There is a digital repository indexing service named Mountain West Digital
Library (mwdl.org) which uses ExLibris' Primo to OAI harvest the Dublin
Core metadata records of digital artifacts found in digital repositories of
the Intermountain West of the United States. After Primo harvests the
metadata records, it then indexes them, making them searchable and
browseable. I was thinking with Elastic Search, why couldn't Koha replace
expensive Primo at mwdl.org. Maybe that is "comparing apples to oranges"?

I watched Nick Clemens update on Elastic Search in Koha, which he gave at
June's Koha-US meeting (https://youtu.be/hLkVtQ-UHMQ?t=6m4s), but I still
have questions. I would like to know how close Koha is to being able to
perform OAI harvesting of Dublin Core metadata records and then indexing
them the way that Primo does. mwdl.org, and similar institutions, could
then switch to Koha. I imagine that academic libraries, special libraries,
and large public libraries would save a lot of money by switching to Koha
from their expensive discovery layers if Koha, right out of the box, could
harvest and index various metadata schemas from their digital collections
(ebooks, digital photos, audio/video, maps, manuscripts, papers, etc.).

What do you think about this thought? Thanks for reading to the end of my
fantasy.

Kind regards,

Christopher Davis
Systems & E-Services Librarian
Uintah County Library
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Re: Koha and Dublin Core (and OAI harvesting)

Magnus Enger
Hi!

Have you seen this bug?

Bug 10662 - Build OAI-PMH Harvesting Client
https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=10662

As far as I know it is not being built to harvest DC records and I
think it only talks to Zebra at the moment, but it should lay a solid
foundation for what you are thinking about.

Best regards,
Magnus Enger
Libriotech

On 20 July 2017 at 16:36, Christopher Davis <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
>
> There is a digital repository indexing service named Mountain West Digital
> Library (mwdl.org) which uses ExLibris' Primo to OAI harvest the Dublin
> Core metadata records of digital artifacts found in digital repositories of
> the Intermountain West of the United States. After Primo harvests the
> metadata records, it then indexes them, making them searchable and
> browseable. I was thinking with Elastic Search, why couldn't Koha replace
> expensive Primo at mwdl.org. Maybe that is "comparing apples to oranges"?
>
> I watched Nick Clemens update on Elastic Search in Koha, which he gave at
> June's Koha-US meeting (https://youtu.be/hLkVtQ-UHMQ?t=6m4s), but I still
> have questions. I would like to know how close Koha is to being able to
> perform OAI harvesting of Dublin Core metadata records and then indexing
> them the way that Primo does. mwdl.org, and similar institutions, could
> then switch to Koha. I imagine that academic libraries, special libraries,
> and large public libraries would save a lot of money by switching to Koha
> from their expensive discovery layers if Koha, right out of the box, could
> harvest and index various metadata schemas from their digital collections
> (ebooks, digital photos, audio/video, maps, manuscripts, papers, etc.).
>
> What do you think about this thought? Thanks for reading to the end of my
> fantasy.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Christopher Davis
> Systems & E-Services Librarian
> Uintah County Library
> [hidden email]
> (435) 789-0091 <14357890091> ext.261
> uintahlibrary.org
> basinlibraries.org
> facebook.com/uintahcountylibrary
> instagram.com/uintahcountylibrary
> _______________________________________________
> Koha mailing list  http://koha-community.org
> [hidden email]
> https://lists.katipo.co.nz/mailman/listinfo/koha
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