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[BOAI] Open Content Service Launched

From: David Dorman <dorman AT>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 18:21:48 -0400

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 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  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, or by 
writing info AT



David Dorman
US Marketing Manager, Index Data
52 Whitman Ave.
West Hartford, Connecticut  06107
dorman AT
860-389-1568 or toll free 866-489-1568
fax: 860-561-5613

INDEX DATA Means Business
for Open Source and Open Standards
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