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ALCME: Advanced Library Collection Management Environment

Goal

The goal of ALCME is to create a set of open-source tools to seamlessly integrate the components needed to build a distributed library collection management system. These tools support such services as repository interfaces, metadata harvesting, and authority control.

This software is available under the OCLC Research Public License. A PDF version of the license is also available. (PDF:130K/3pp.)

Status

  • The XTCat OAI repository is operational with a complete set of theses and dissertations extracted from OCLC's WorldCat database.
  • The OAICat OAI protocol web appliation is available for download and evaluation.
  • OAIHarvester and OAICat conform to the OAI-PMH 2.0 standard specification and are available for CVS access.

News

30-31 May, 1 June 2002 The Fifth International Symposium On Electronic Theses and Dissertations
19 September 2001 OAI Provider Workshop
14 August 2001 OAIHarvester now handles 503 retry-after headers properly
24-28 June 2001 JCDL Panel Discussion: The Open Archives Initiative: Perspectives on Metadata Harvesting
15 March 2001 NDLTD Authority Linking Proposal published
26 February 2001 ALCME Presentation at the OAI Open Day for Europe
9-10 January 2001 ETD Standards Meeting
October 2000 ALCME project started

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