The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is a low-barrier mechanism for repository interoperability. Data Providers are repositories that expose structured metadata via OAI-PMH. Service Providers then make OAI-PMH service requests to harvest that metadata. OAI-PMH is a set of six verbs or services that are invoked within HTTP.
OAI-PMH Community Resources
- Ask questions, announce services, or make suggestions on the OAI-PMH Google group
- Data providers
- Service providers
- OAI-PMH Tools – Software and tools for data providers and service providers.
- OAI-PMH Version 2.0 Specification
Describes the six OAI-PMH verbs, the XML schema for responses to verbs, and the underlying data model
- Implementation Guidelines
A supplement to the OAI-PMH Version 2.0 Specification that includes guidelines for implementers and guidelines for specific application domains.
- Static Repository Specification
Provides a simple approach for exposing relatively stable and small collections of metadata records through the OAI-PMH.
- OAI-PMH for Beginners
A guide to getting started with OAI-PMH.
Source: Open Archives Initiative