Distributed Systems

Open Archives Initiative


The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content. In particular, the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) privides a lightweight harvesting protocol for sharing metadata between services.

More information about the OAI is available from:

  • http://www.openarchives.org/

    UKOLN OAI resources

    Andy Powell
    Last updated: 27-Feb-2002

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