Software applications developed by OCLC research provide open systems framework for university repositories

OAICat and OAIHarvester, two open-source software programs developed by OCLC Researcher Jeff Young, implement Open Archives Initiatives protocols for data storage and harvesting in support of institutional repositories.

A recent OCLC Newsletter article describes institutional repositories and the role OCLC plays to support them, and provides an overview of implementations at six institutions.

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OCLC Newsletter article on institutional repositories:

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