OAI and ResCarta Web
The ResCarta website can also provide metadata to OAI harvesters by using the Digital Library for Earth Education Library (DLESE) OAI tool. The DLESE OAI tool comes in a WAR (Web ARchive) file which is used to create the necessary Apache Tomcat web application. You can download the DLESE OAI tool at (Download DLESE OAI Software V3.0) and their OAI installation instructions are found at http://www.dlese.org/Metadata/tool/index.htm. In order to create the necessary XML files for your ResCarta Collection, we have provided a simple Perl script which reads the ResCarta Collection metadata.xml file and produces XML output suitable for use by the DLESE OAI tool. You can get the Perl script and instructions by clicking here.
For users of RcTools > version 2.3.1 see the Collection Manager /File/Dublin Core Prefernces menu item to create OAI-DC metadata directly from the Collecton Manager tool.
To see a sample of the OAI provider on our sample website, point your browser at the following links to view OAI output.
List Metadata Formats
Get a Record
To view the DLESE GUI interface to the sample ResCarta OAI_DC data.
For more information about OAI, see http://www.openarchives.org/.