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Neugebauer, T.

12/15/2008

Open Standards Metadata & Interoperability

OAI-PMH

  • OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) OAI-PMH is a lightweight harvesting protocol for sharing metadata between services.

  • Protocol

A protocol is a set of rules defining communication between systems. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and HTTP (Hypertext Transport Protocol) are examples of other protocols used for communication between systems across the Internet.

  • Harvesting

the gathering together of metadata from a number of distributed repositories into a combined data store.

  • Interoperability

allows for useful communications and collaboration between information systems.

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