Repository infrastructure

Lorcan 1 min read

An article in the current Dlib Magazine describes how we built the OCLC Research Publications Repository. We took a lightweight modular approach which leveraged a variety of capacities to expose the repository content through a variety of routes. It contains materials going back over twenty-five years.

Our repository was built using lightweight, modular, inexpensive services, and we found these to be highly flexible in building our repository. At the repository manager’s end, the only requirement is to catalog items into WorldCat. For that effort, the consumer gets all this magic: RSS, OAI, SRW/U, ERRoLs. [OCLC Research Publications Repository]

We used OCLC services for metadata creation and, in some cases, for archiving; aspects of the approach could be replicated in another environment.
See the repository user interface here, and find more details on the About page.

More from
The technology career ladder

The technology career ladder

Library leaders should be drawn from across the organization. Any idea that technology leaders are overly specialised or too distant from general library work is outmoded and counter-productive.
Lorcan 7 min read

Lorcan Dempsey dot net

Deep dives and quick takes: libraries, society, culture and technology

Great! You’ve successfully signed up.

Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.

You've successfully subscribed to

Success! Check your email for magic link to sign-in.

Success! Your billing info has been updated.

Your billing was not updated.