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 specified data sets. The base URL is

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.

Fraunhofer-Publica is a multidisciplinary technology database, yet there are data sets defined so just the sections "Engineering" or "Informatics" can be harvested. There is also a data set "ePrints" for fulltext articles that lists those fulltexts that reside on the Fraunhofer server

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

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