HathiTrust OAI Harvesting

The University of Michigan Library is pleased to announce that records from the HathiTrust Digital Library are available for Open Archives Initiative (OAI) harvesting. HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide. The University of Michigan is one of those partners.

There are over 1 million records available for harvest.

Also see the HathiTrust Data Availability and APIs page for further information.

The University of Michigan Library has released our own open-source OAI toolkit on SourceForge. This toolkit contains both a harvester and a data provider, both written in Perl. There is documentation about how to use the harvester.

If you have questions about OAI harvesting, please send them to feedback@issues.hathitrust.org.


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Last modified: 03/24/2014