[XML4Lib] Re: [Web4lib] google sitemaps

Edward Summers ehs at pobox.com
Tue Jun 28 14:13:52 EDT 2005


> This in no way replaces (or, in a sense, even supplements) metadata  
> harvesting via OAI-PMH, which is a distinctly different activity. A  
> parseable sitemap such as this should be very useful for web  
> crawlers, however, whether you are Google or an individual library  
> wanting to index a selected set of sites.

 From the little I know it appears google site maps could provide a  
similar functionality as DP9 [1] for OAI-PMH....making the "invisible  
web" visible to google's harvesters.

//Ed

[1] http://arc.cs.odu.edu:8080/dp9/about.jsp



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