OAI for Beginners - the Open Archives Forum online tutorial
This tutorial is an introduction to the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).
Working through this tutorial you will:
The Overview, History and Development of OAI-PMH, and Glossary may be used on their own to gain information about OAI and OAI-PMH without going into technical implementation details.
- gain an overview of the history behind the OAI-PMH and an overview of its key features;
- achieve a deeper technical insight into how the protocol works;
- learn something about some of the main implementation issues;
- find some useful starting points and hints that will help you as an implementer.
This Tutorial is originally written in English language. Translations
into other languages are intended. Thus possibly you will be able in the near
future to read here the Tutorial or even parts of the Tutorial
in French, German, Italian or Spanish language.
If you are interested to engage yourself for a translation into your own
language please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org