Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting

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 developed by the Open Archives Initiative.

Hindawi fully supports the OAI Metadata Harvesting Protocol 2.0. Metadata for all published articles is available via the OAI-PMH interface to interested Service Providers.

Examples of OAI-PMH Requests

  1. To retrieve information about a repository
    http://www.hindawi.com/oai-pmh/oai.aspx?verb=identify
  2. To retrieve the set structure of Hindawi Publishing Corporation repository.
    http://www.hindawi.com/oai-pmh/oai.aspx?verb=listsets
  3. To retrieve the metadata formats available from Hindawi Publishing Corporation repository.
    http://www.hindawi.com/oai-pmh/oai.aspx?verb=listmetadataformats
  4. To harvest records from a Hindawi Publishing Corporation repository.
    http://www.hindawi.com/oai-pmh/oai.aspx?
    verb=listrecords&metadataprefix=oai_dc
  5. To retrieve an individual metadata record from a Hindawi Publishing Corporation repository
    http://www.hindawi.com/oai-pmh/oai.aspx?
    verb=getrecord&identifier=oai:hindawi.com:10.1155/2011/391971&metadataprefix=oai_dc
  6. To retrieve an abbreviated form of List Records, retrieving only headers rather than records for specific volume in journal
    http://www.hindawi.com/oai-pmh/oai.aspx?
    verb=listidentifiers&metadataprefix=oai_dc&set=HINDAWI.aaa:2007
  7. To retrieve an abbreviated form of List Records, retrieving only headers rather than records in a specified date range
    http://www.hindawi.com/oai-pmh/oai.aspx?
    verb=listidentifiers&metadataprefix=oai_dc&from=2007-01-01&until=2007-11-01