This harvesting type uses the WebDAV (Distributed Authoring and Versioning) protocol or the WAF (web accessible folder) protocol to harvest metadata from a web server. It can be useful to users that want to publish their metadata through a web server that offers a DAV interface. The protocol permits retrieval of the contents of a web page (a list of files) along with the change date.
Adding a WebDAV harvester¶
Site - Options about the remote site.
Subtype - Select WebDAV or WAF according to the type of server being harvested.
Name - This is a short description of the remote site. It will be shown in the harvesting main page as the name for this instance of the WebDAV harvester.
URL - The remote URL from which metadata will be harvested. Each file found that ends with .xml is assumed to be a metadata record.
Icon - An icon to assign to harvested metadata. The icon will be used when showing search results.
Use account - Account credentials for basic HTTP authentication on the WebDAV/WAF server.
Options - Scheduling options.
Options - Specific harvesting options for this harvester.
Validate - If checked, the metadata will be validated after retrieval. If the validation does not pass, the metadata will be skipped.
Recurse - When the harvesting engine will find folders, it will recursively descend into them.
Privileges - Assign privileges to harvested metadata.
The same metadata could be harvested several times by different instances of the WebDAV harvester. This is not good practise because copies of the same metadata record will have a different UUID.