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Open Initiative Archive protocol requests

OAI Protocol Request

Description

Identify

Return both fixed format and domain-specific descriptions.

ListSets

Returns the repository's classification hierarchy.

ListIdentifiers

Returns a list of document identifiers.

ListMetadataFormats

Returns the metadata formats supported by the repository in general or for a specific document.

GetRecord

Returns the repository item specified by the document identifier in the requested format.

ListRecords

Returns a list of repository items in the requested format.


Table 7.2: Open Initiative Archive protocol requests;