This tutorial is an introduction to the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).
Working through this tutorial you will:
* 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.
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. [Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. Author/Speaker]
Open Archives for beginners. hmm, sounds handy and useful. now if i could just get my open archive server back up, i'm still fighting CDSware, but i expect victory soon.