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					Aquifer Portal at U of Michigan

  Kat Hagedorn and Perry Willett
  University of Michigan
  DLF Spring Forum, Austin TX
  April 11, 2006
         Aquifer: Collections
• Subject matter: American Civil War and Lincoln
• Metadata requirements: MODS profile
• Currently only two institutions meet both
requirements:
   –Library of Congress
   –Indiana University
          Aquifer: Harvester
• Built upon the experience with OAIster and
IMLS grant
• Expanded to harvest MODS records
• Including thumbnails, “harvested” from
UIUC
         Aquifer: Portal (1)
• Developed from OAIster
• Improved interface
• More fields to search
  –Language (now human readable!)
  –Institution
          Aquifer: Portal (2)
• Added “dataset” as resource type
• Developed SRU functionality
            Aquifer: Portal
• <http://www.hti.umich.edu/a/aquifer>
          Aquifer: Next steps
• Date normalization
• Subject classification / clustering

				
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