The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI PMH) is rapidly becoming an integral part of the digital library infrastructure. From its roots in e-print archives to its inclusion in commercial digital content management systems, the OAI protocol has made significant inroads since its initial release in 2001. The purpose of this chapter is to give the non-technical librarian a basic understanding of the protocol and its use in digital libraries. It presents fundamental information about the protocol: what it is (and is not); its history and place in the current digital library infrastructure and how the protocol works. The chapter ends with a brief examination of some of the ongoing challenges within the OAI environment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Technology for the Rest of Us|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Primer on Computer Technologies for the Low-Tech Librarian|
|Editors||Nancy D. Courtney|
|Place of Publication||Westport, CT.|
|State||Published - 2005|
- Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Library and Information Sciences
Shreeves, S. L. (2005). The basics of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. In N. D. Courtney (Ed.), Technology for the Rest of Us: A Primer on Computer Technologies for the Low-Tech Librarian (pp. 85-107). Libraries Unlimited.