Umm frankly, I am not sure anything out there right now is going to work to bring OAI-PMH services to WordPress1. If it does then is it going to be able to use WordPress to advertise things or is it going to use WordPress to aggregate things? if the former then nothing out there ever let the admin user choose which fields were matched to which attributes, dynamically. But if it is also the former then why would anyone actually want this functionality? What is the Use Case? If one is using WordPress as a bibliography reference system like some libraries do, then this makes a lot of sense. However, there is another use case I would like to present. That is, the website which is about several or a single language. There are potentially two ways to conceptualize this:
- If there were a website based on WordPress which was a dictionary website then the whole website might be considered a resource on a language. An example of this might be the use of SIL’s Webonary Plugin for WordPress and the Cherokee Language Project’s Dictionary.
- If there were a website presenting materials on several languages and each page was a resource on a single language then that would be a different use case. This would be more like what the Survey of California and
Other Indian Languages does or what the Central Institute of Indian Languages does.
- COinS-PMH (unAPI) WordPress Plugin (2005)[ref 1]
- Peter Binkley tagged blog posts for OAI.
- unAPI Server for WordPress.[ref 2]
- WordPress, now with added unAPI![ref 3]
- New OAI-PMH metadata format (It was an update).
- ↑1 Consider these three resources for more info on OAI:
- Peter Binkley. 9 December 2005. COinS-PMH (unAPI) WordPress Plugin. http://www.wallandbinkley.com/quaedam/2005/12_09_coins-pmh-unapi-wordpress-plugin.html [Accessed: 5 March 2012] ↩
- Mike Giarlo. 19 May 2006. unAPI Server for WordPress. Technosophia. http://lackoftalent.org/michael/blog/unapi-wordpress-plug-in/ [Accessed: 5 March 2012] ↩
- Peter Binkley. 18 February 2006. WordPress, now with added unAPI!. http://www.wallandbinkley.com/quaedam/2006/02_18_wordpress-now-with-added-unapi.html [Accessed: 5 March 2012] ↩