In our deployment of LibraryFind at Oregon State, we access III via Z39.50;
for the majority of our subscribed databases, we do the same (or use an XML
gateway, when available). For other collections, such as our Dspace and
ContentDM collections, we harvest the metadata and index it locally.
We would like to move the majority of our data sources to a local-indexing
approach, however, most of them arenąt available this way. In terms of III,
we are exploring approaches that will allow us to harvest our metadata
records from III and index them from within LF.
We donąt do any screen scraping, and donąt plan on doing any anytime soon.
Screen scraping is extremely problematic, not only from a technical
sustainability factor, but also from a legal perspective many venders
prohibit screen scraping approaches in their terms of service.
On 2/2/07 3:42 AM, "David Kane" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Great! Well done you guys.
> I notice Oregon uses Innovative's Millennium OPAC. We have this product too.
> How do you get the data from that into LibraryFind's database,
> Also, can you tell me how it indexes your subscription databases. Do you just
> point it at the URLs for these databases and allow them to be indexed by
> LibraryFind somehow?
> David Kane
> WIT Libraries
>>>> >>> [log in to unmask] 31/01/2007 22:50 >>>
> With apologies for cross-posting
> Comments are welcome.
> Oregon State University releases LibraryFind® software
> We are pleased to announce the first public release of the LibraryFind
> metasearch software, developed by Oregon State University Libraries.
> LibraryFind is free software licensed under the GNU General Public License
> This first public release, version 0.7, has a number of advanced features,
> such as (but not limited to):
> * 2-click user workflow (one click to find, one click to get)
> * Integrated OpenURL resolver
> * 2-tiered caching system to improve search response time
> * Customizable user interface
> As this is a pre-1.0 release, there are still a number of features,
> functions, and efficiencies we plan to add to the software. We encourage
> involvement from others in the library community who are interested in
> working on an open source metasearch product.
> More information on LibraryFind, including information on how to download
> and run the software, can be found at http://libraryfind.org.
> About Oregon State University: OSU is one of only two U.S. universities
> designated a land grant, sea grant, space grant and sun grant institution.
> OSU is also Oregonąs largest public research university, garnering more than
> 60 percent of the total federal and private research funding in the Oregon
> University System. Its more than 19,000 students come from all 50 states and
> more than 80 countries.
> -- jaf
> Jeremy Frumkin
> The Gray Chair for Innovative Library Services
> 121 The Valley Library, Oregon State University
> Corvallis OR 97331-4501
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