Harvest is a system to collect information and make it searchable using a Web interface. It can collect information using HTTP, FTP, NNTP, and local files. Supported formats include HTML, DVI, PS, fulltext, mail, man pages, news, troff, WordPerfect, C sources, and many more. Adding support for new formats is easy due to Harvest's modular design.
Net::Z3950::SimpleServer is a Perl module which implements the server side of the Z39.50 (information retrieval) protocol. It hides the complexity of network exchanges, packet serialization, and session handling. You are required only to implement simple callbacks to support searching and record retrieval. It is the basis of the "Zoogle" project, which is a Z39.50 gateway to the Google web index.