31 May 2011

Pearls of Wisdom - OAIster open-access content now included in SEEKER

OAIster content can now be retrieved with a SEEKER search, and cross-searched with other databases.

OIAster is a repository of over 25 million records of digital resources from more than 1,100 open-archive collections worldwide.

It harvests Open Archives Initiative (OAI)-compliant Institutional Repositories worldwide, and is updated regularly.  The result is a collection of freely available, easily searchable, scholarly digital primary source materials.

OAIster covers a wide range of subjects and materials, including digitised (scanned) books, journal articles, newspapers, manuscripts, digital text, audio and video files, photographic images, data sets (downloadable statistical information), theses and research papers, etc.

The results of any SEEKER search will now include OIAster material and provide links into this full-text, open access content.
NB:  if you would like to restrict your SEEKER search results to OIAster material only, click on 'Content Provider' (bottom of left-hand menu), check the box next to OIAster, and click 'Update'
NB:  take a look at the Library's open access and institutional repository blog

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