May 26, 2022

"Oregon Digital Library Debuts, Offering Single Search Portal"

From a Library Journal Article by Lynn Blumenstein:

The Oregon Digital Library Project (ODLP) has debuted, offering a single site to search all of the public digital collections in the state.

Currently in a one-month pilot period, the portal includes material from 18 collections, and is in feedback mode, according to Terry Reese, Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services, Valley Library, Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis. The ODLP is also seeking more digital partners.


ODLP uses the OAI-PMH standard (Open Archive Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) as one of the methods to harvest metadata for indexing from other collections. The standard is used in a lot of library repository software (CONTENTdm, DSpace, BePress, etc.), said Reese. ODLP also includes support for some custom APIs (application programming interfaces) to allow non-OAI-PMH harvestable materials to be gathered as well.

Direct to Complete Article

Direct to a List of Collections Available via ODLP as of Today

See Also: “Oregon Launches Open Data Web Site”
This is a different project vs. ODLP.

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