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Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH)

OAI and OAI-PMH

The aim of Open Archives Initiative (OAI) is to enable interoperable repositories for metadata sharing, publishing and archiving. The mdw Repository provides metadata in Dublin Core format, in this case according to oai_dc (simple Dublin Core elements).

The OAI-Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) enables harvesting of records containing metadata from these repositories. The base URL for the mdw Repository OAI endpoint is: http://repo.mdw.ac.at/cgi-bin/OAI-XMLFile-2.1/XMLFile/mdw/oai.pl

Accessing the base URL in a webbrowser returns an error message, as the OAI protocol requires a verb be associated with each request, e.g. List Records or Get Record.

Get Record based on oAI identifier

http://repo.mdw.ac.at/cgi-bin/OAI-XMLFile-2.1/XMLFile/mdw/oai.pl?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:mdw:0469a4be-ec99-4ee0-909f-d6701d25217e

List all records

http://repo.mdw.ac.at/cgi-bin/OAI-XMLFile-2.1/XMLFile/mdw/oai.pl?verb=ListRecords&metadataPrefix=oai_dc

List records of a specific OAI set

http://repo.mdw.ac.at/cgi-bin/OAI-XMLFile-2.1/XMLFile/mdw/oai.pl?verb=ListRecords&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&set=events:viennatalk2015

Further reading

See the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) website for further information.