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Web Harvester

Capture, manage and provide access to born-digital, Web-based content

Web-based content, from single documents to entire Web sites, is highly transient and at a greater risk of being lost, yet often falls directly within your organization's collecting scope. With OCLC's Web Harvester, Web content can be captured and managed as part of your cataloging and digital content management workflows.

Integrated workflow

OCLC's Web Harvester enables catalogers using the OCLC Connexion client (version 2.1+) to harvest content from the Web, review it and then add the harvested items to their CONTENTdm collections during the Connexion cataloging process.

By integrating digital collection development and capture with standard cataloging workflows, the Web Harvester provides you with an additional option for expanding participation in growing and maintaining your digital collections.

Enhanced discovery

Harvested items added to CONTENTdm® Digital Collection Management Software using the Web Harvester are discoverable from your CONTENTdm Web interface, as well as, WorldCat Local and OCLC FirstSearch.

Each harvested item added to CONTENTdm using the Web Harvester is associated with its WorldCat record via a persistent URL based on the OCLC number of the WorldCat record.


With an additional subscription to the OCLC Digital Archive, your master files will be automatically placed in the Archive's secure, managed storage system.