Re: OAIster: A Harvester Across Multiple Institutional Eprint Archives

From: Kat Hagedorn <>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 16:39:58 +0000

Hi all,

I'm a newbie on this list; I'm the metadata harvesting librarian at
University of Michigan Libraries Digital Library Production Service.
We've started a new service called OAIster designed to collect, index
and serve OAI-compliant metadata to a variety of users. You can see more
about our project at

Many of you (if not all of you) are probably using eprints software to
self-archive your documents. I'm interested, as a service provider, in
collecting the metadata of your self-archives to place in our
repository. One of the biggest benefits in doing this is making your
documents more widely available to a wider variety of users.

Currently, we have a testbed that represents 25 institutions and
with over 700,000 records in it. You can view this testbed at our
partner institution's site: We are sharing tools
used to develop the repositories. UIUC is focusing on developing a
cultural materials repository, and UM is focusing on creating a
wide-ranging repository of free digital resources irrespective of
subject area or format.

If you have metadata that is available for harvesting, I look forward to
hearing from you about procedures for retrieving this metadata.


Kat Hagedorn
OAIster Librarian
Digital Library Production Service
University of Michigan
734-647-8000 (not a direct line)
Received on Tue Feb 26 2002 - 16:44:18 GMT

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