- work with OAI-PMH repositories such as DSpace
- provide faceted search of the harvested items
- use open source products
- be itself released as an open source product
Last week I released the code to the public as OAIConnect. The application can be installed by anyone who can meet some basic requirements (Apache, MySQL and PHP). The application is built on top of Drupal and a host of freely available modules (plus some custom glue), so you can basically extend, restyle and reconfigure it to your liking.