[cc-devel] API to Internet Archive?
tolsen718 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 16:41:28 EDT 2005
So the Direct Contribution Interface still involves uploading the
metadata xml files, right?
btw, how did you find those links? Google can only find the link for
the Advanced Contribution interface, and Google found it linked from a
forum post from last year.
thanks for your help! It's really appreciated!
On 10/10/05, Nathan R. Yergler <nathan at yergler.net> wrote:
> Hi Tim,
> I saw your earlier email (not sure if you or the Archive forwarded it to
> me), but completely spaced out replying. Mea culpa.
> ccPublisher originally used the Advanced Contribution interface from
> IA. The interface is documented at
> http://www.archive.org/help/contrib-advanced.php. It involves uploading
> the files and metadata to IA and then polling a URI to start the import
> process. The latest release of ccPublisher (and last few releases of
> Ourmedia Publisher) all use the new Direct Contribution interface, which
> reduces the delay between when an item is uploaded and when it is
> available on the site. The Direct Contribution interface is documented
> at http://www.archive.org/help/contrib-direct.php.
> ccPublisher abstracts it's Archive.org functionality into the PyArchive
> module, in CVS at
> http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/cctools/pyarchive/pyarchive/. In
> particular submission.py contains our wrappers for the contribution
> interfaces. If I recall correctly, CVS HEAD is still the old-style
> interface, and the ccp8_1_0_x branch has the new DC interface.
> I'd be happy to help you with any naggling details or questions you have.
> Nathan R. Yergler
> Software Engineer
> Creative Commons
> Tim Olsen wrote:
> >My coworkers and I are adding to LimeWire the ability to upload
> >CC-licensed files to the Internet Archive. I noticed ccPublisher has
> >this ability. Does anyone know of a published API for interfacing to
> >the Internet Archive?
> >I've tried asking this on the Internet Archive discuss list
> >(archivists-talk at yahoogroups.com), but haven't received a response
> >cc-devel mailing list
> >cc-devel at lists.ibiblio.org
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