For a long time the only means to insert records into a Meresco index was by harvesting them from an OAI repository. Over time a need arised to be able to insert records from non OAI sources. This has been accomplished by making use of the ‘Inbox’ component.
With the rising popularity of Open Access, organizations expect their OAI repositories to be highly dependable. The repository must be able to deal with millions of records and respond quickly to frequent requests from Service Providers. The Meresco community followed these developments by continuously improving Meresco’s OAI components.