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Harvesting metadata with OAI-PMH

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Use the Repository Explorer from the previous exercise to see your newly created data.

Conclusion

This article outlined the intended purpose of the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) protocol coupled with a few examples. Given this introduction you may very well now be able to read the specifications and be- come a data provider. A more serious challenge includes becoming a service provider, and while Google may provide excellent searching mechanisms for the Internet as a whole, services implementing OAI can provide more specialized ways of exposing the "hidden Web".

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