Metadata Harvesting


Fraunhofer-Publica, the reference database of publications from the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, complies with the metadata harvesting protocol OAI-PMH version 2.0. One can either "harvest" the complete reference database or just its eprints, i.e. fulltext-section. The base URLs for these OAI-PMH requests are (all metadata) or (metadata corresponding to the Fraunhofer fulltext repository), respectively. Both services are independently registered as data providers with the Open Archive Initiative (OAI).

A maximum of 1,000 records can be retrieved per call and a "resumption token" is provided if the hit count of a query exceeds this number. Thus, the hit list can be completed by including the "resumption token" in succeeding queries.

There are data sets defined for "Engineering" and "Informatics", otherwise Fraunhofer-Publica should be regarded as a multidisciplinary technology database.

Output is in the Dublin Core metadata format (oai_dc).

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