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OAI-PMH Data Service

Metadata records for EAD collection guides and METS digital objects are available for sharing with other aggregators, through our Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) data provider service. If you'd like us to create a customized set for your institution, please contact us at

About Our Implementation

  • Version: our service follows the off siteOAI-PMH 2.0 specifications
  • Identifiers: the item-level identifers use the Archival Resource Key (ARK) naming scheme
  • Metadata formats: the only supported metadata schema is off siteoai_dc.
  • Flow control: the ListRecords and ListIdentifiers verbs default to return a maximum of 20 records at a time. Resumption tokens are supported.


Last updated: August 20, 2013