Auto-Graphics is pleased to announce the implementation of OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) with our digital collections management software, MONTAGE.

The OAI-PMH is a protocol developed by the Open Archives Initiative to ensure interoperability between digital repositories. Taking advantage of repositories (data providers) and services (service providers) that offer metadata using OAI-PMH will allow libraries’ resources better visibility and access. For example, many discovery services (the “harvester”) use OAI-PMH metadata for indexing open-access institutional repository articles.

By participating in the OAI-PMH, MONTAGE can now serve as a data provider to ensure libraries’ metadata can easily be discovered by researchers and institutions around the world.

OAI-PMH includes a set of commands (called verbs) that are invoked within HTTP/HTTPS. MONTAGE’s initial implementation of OAI-PMH will support the following:
• ListMetadataFormats – Used to retrieve the available metadata formats.
• ListSets – Used to retrieve the set structure of a repository.
• ListIdentifiers – Used to retrieve only headers.
• ListRecords – Used to retrieve actual item metadata records.
• GetRecord – Used to retrieve an individual metadata record.

Example ListRecords command:

Example ListRecords response:
xmlns:xsi=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance” xsi:schemaLocation=”http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/ http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/OAI-PMH.xsd”
<responseDate>7/1/2022 3:03:09 PM</responseDate>
<request verb=”ListRecords” metadataPrefix=”oai_dc” from=”2022-01-01″ until=”2022-01-01″ set=”archive:Auto Graphics Archives and Public Records”>montageapi06-set1.auto-graphics.com/oai/demor5-uah-montage.auto-graphics.com</request>
<datestamp>7/1/2022 3:03:09 PM</datestamp>
<setSpec>Auto Graphics Archives and Public Records</setSpec>
<setSpec>A-G Records and Documents</setSpec>
xmlns:xsi=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance” xsi:schemaLocation=”http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/oai_dc/ http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/oai_dc.xsd”>
<dc:title>Abraham Lincoln Farewell Address</dc:title>
<dc:creator>Abraham Lincoln</dc:creator>

Auto-Graphics is supporting V2 of the OAI-PMH. It is currently in QA and expects to be live by Fall 2022.

If you have any questions, you may contact James Sanchez at jps (at) auto-graphics (dot) com.

Read the official press release here.