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
    https://www.hindawi.com/oai-pmh/oai.aspx?verb=identify
     
  2. To retrieve the set structure of the Hindawi repository
    https://www.hindawi.com/oai-pmh/oai.aspx?verb=listsets
     
  3. To retrieve the metadata formats available from the Hindawi repository
    https://www.hindawi.com/oai-pmh/oai.aspx?verb=listmetadataformats
     
  4. To retrieve records from the Hindawi repository
    https://www.hindawi.com/oai-pmh/oai.aspx?verb=listrecords&metadataprefix=oai_dc
     
  5. To retrieve an individual metadata record from the Hindawi repository
    https://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 a specific volume in a journal
    https://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
    https://www.hindawi.com/oai-pmh/oai.aspx?verb=listidentifiers&metadataprefix=oai_dc&from=2007-01-01&until=2007-11-01
     
  8. To retrieve records from the Hindawi repository for a specific subject area within a given journal
    https://www.hindawi.com/oai-pmh/oai.aspx?verb=listrecords&metadataprefix=marc21&set=HINDAWI.TSWJ:ALLERGY
     
  9. To retrieve records from the Hindawi repository for a specific subject area within a given journal with a given volume
    https://www.hindawi.com/oai-pmh/oai.aspx?verb=listrecords&metadataprefix=marc21&set=HINDAWI.TSWJ:ALLERGY:2015

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