DSpace OAI Extended AddOnDSpace
The version 2 of the DSpace OAI Extended AddOn is available, developed within the Portuguese RCAAP project (www.rcaap.pt). The OAI Extended Addon is currently available at http://bit.ly/adI3k1.
The OAI Extended Addon is an Addon (or a patch to be more precise) to the DSpaceplatform that extends the base functionality of the OAI-PMH interface already built into DSpace and delivers repository administrators more power, flexibility and functionalities to select and filter the information they wish to expose.
Initially the purpose of the OAI Extended Addon was to modify the OAI Interface's output, showing only items that were compliant with the DRIVER Guidelines. This new release of the Addon provides also the tools to create a set according to the requirements of the OpenAIRE Guidelines, helping European repositories to become OpenAIRE compliant.
Despite being primary and mainly motivated by theDRIVER and OpenAIRE Guidelines, the development of the Addon was done with a focus on the flexibility, originating the OAI Extended Interface. Because of this, the Addon may be completely adjusted to other environments as its components can easily be configured, changed or extended, to respond to different information needs.