Plugins and Manifest Pages

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There are a few basic concepts that need to be understood before one can successfully set up to have content ingested (or harvested) into a LOCKSS network:

  • PLUGIN: an XML file containing a set of rules or instructions that tell LOCKSS what content to harvest as well how and where to find it.
  • MANIFEST PAGE: an html page that gives LOCKSS permission to harvest the content and pointers to the content to be harvested. It must contain a specific phrase in order for LOCKSS to accept it a granting permission to harvest
  • A plugin relies on at least 2 pieces of information: a "BASE URL" which gives a base address for the harvest and a manifest page which contains the permission and a manifest of what is to be harvested.