Just announced on Tuesday, OCLC is offering an add-on web harvesting utility for CONTENTdm, which can be yours for the low, low price of….? The web harvesting utility appears to be OCLC’s answer to Internet Archive’s “Archive-It” service (read my entry about Archive-It).
Way back when I knew CONTENTdm, it was still an independently owned software company, aimed to make historical and archival collections available online. After being acquired by OCLC, they have since moved into the academic library field, repositioning their tool as an institutional repository and now with the added web harvesting feature…which market will CONTENTdm move into next?
“OCLC’s new Web Harvester captures Web content to add to digital collections OCLC is now offering Web Harvester, a 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 otherwise highly transient information resources that solely exist on websites…” [more at OCLC]