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By art, Section Ask Anything
Posted on Mon Oct 20th, 2003 at 07:00:35 AM EST
Is OAI support useful for a blog? I love my aggregator to death but it strikes me that a gazillion RSS feeds is starting to be overwhelming. OAI support looks dead simple to implement in squishdot and probably is in others (maybe some blogs already support OAI?)

 

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Yes! (none / 0) (#1)
by dchud on Mon Oct 20th, 2003 at 07:22:28 AM EST
(User Info) http://curtis.med.yale.edu/dchud

Indeed. We talked about doing this when we started up /u/l/i but, um, never got around to doing it. After working with Tom's script it seems braindead easy to -- if nothing else -- generate a static repository file and serve it with 2Page.

Fyi, there's a steady stream of talk about the Atom API, (steady at least if you read Mark's sites, that is), so it seems to me that one way to get OAI-style segmenting functionality, if not OAI itself, inserted into the this stream of blog-consciousness is to jump into that fray with a useful proposal/implementation. I'm never quite sure what they're doing with Atom, though... -dchud

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I'm not sure I get this (none / 0) (#3)
by bk on Mon Oct 20th, 2003 at 04:26:20 PM EST
(User Info) http://vax.wcsu.edu/~kennisonb/homepage.html

Maybe I'm  dense but I'm not sure I get this.

OAI is a method of harvesting / providing metadata. I guess if you created a  metadata record associated with you blog entry this metadata could be stored in a OAI repository. You  could harvest / search the metadata for terms subjects that you might be interested in and then feed the links from the search to your aggregator. Instead of seeing all the feeds from a site you would only see those posts that matched your search criteria.

Somehow I don't think that this is what you're talking about.

If you did such a thing the metadata could be added by a third-party (a library). You might could even sell this service to others who didn't want to create their own metadata.

Anyway....

--bk

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RSS is available for most OAI repositories (none / 0) (#11)
by jyoung on Fri Feb 6th, 2004 at 11:23:39 AM EST
(User Info) http://www.oclc.org/research/staff/young.htm

The ERRoL Service already provides an RSS view for most of the OAI repositories in existence. Most OAI repositories have a unique repository identifier assigned to them. To get an RSS view of the repository, you can construct a URL that will produce an RSS transformation of that repository. For example, the OAI repository named "info-uri.info" has an RSS feed available at http://errol.oclc.org/info-uri.info.rss. These feeds can be restricted to specific OAI sets by adding a "?set=foo" to the end of the RSS URL. See the ERRoL Project page for details.

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