OCLC Releases Web Harvester

Aug 01, 2008

OCLC is offering Web Harvester, a new product that allows libraries and other cultural heritage institutions to capture and add web content to their digital collections managed by OCLC’s CONTENTdm Digital Collection Management Software. OCLC’s Web Harvester addresses the need to store and provide access to transient information resources that exist on web sites. The Web Harvester is integrated into library workflows, allowing library staff to capture content as part of the cataloging process. The Web Harvester is accessed via the Connexion client, OCLC’s cataloging service, and captures content ranging from single, web-based documents to entire web sites. Once retrieved, users can review the captured web content and add it to a collection managed by OCLC’s CONTENTdm software.