Harvesting metadata with OAI-PMH
Use the Repository Explorer from the previous exercise to see your newly created data.
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".