Open Archives Initiative - Protocol for Metadata Harveseting
The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) provides an application-independent interoperability framework based on metadata harvesting. There are two classes of participants in the OAI-PMH framework:
- Data Providers administer systems that support the OAI-PMH as a means of exposing metadata; and
- Service Providers use metadata harvested via the OAI-PMH as a basis for building value-added services.
For more information see:
DRIVER Guidelines on OAI-PMH
See also: Metadata