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[BOAI] Open Content Service Launched
From: David Dorman <dorman AT indexdata.com>
Index Data has launched a new service to expose open content resources. The initial phase of this service offers ebooks, open access digital repositories, encyclopedia articles, and human-reviewed Internet resources. This service is being offered without charge. Using standard search protocols such as SRU and Z39.50, system administrators will be able to make open content part of their institution's information portals, federated search systems, catalogs etc. Additional background information and connection instructions are available at www.indexdata.com/opencontent. The initial open content being offered consists of the following resources: Ebooks from the Open Content Alliance Ebooks from Project Gutenberg Internet resources selected for review by the Open Directory Project OAI-compliant resources, the metadata of which has been harvested by OAIster Wikipedia articles As an example of the benefits of being able to metasearch open resources, we are making freely available a pre-release demo version of Index Data's MasterKey search service that has these open content resources as targets at http://mkey.indexdata.com/demo. MasterKey is based on pazpar2, a metasearch engine that will be released under the General Public License within the next month or two. Comments, questions, or suggestions can be made through our open content listserv, oclist, available for subscription at http://lists.indexdata.dk/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/oclist, or by writing info AT indexdata.com. Regards, David David Dorman US Marketing Manager, Index Data 52 Whitman Ave. West Hartford, Connecticut 06107 dorman AT indexdata.com 860-389-1568 or toll free 866-489-1568 fax: 860-561-5613 INDEX DATA Means Business for Open Source and Open Standards - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - www.indexdata.com
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