The Harvesting Day

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What's a "farm"?

The term "farm" is used to refer to an OAI-PMH Server that is ready to be harvested and, thus, will serve your metadata information when it is prompted to do so.

OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) is a standard widely used by digital libraries and other repositories. Maybe your organization is already using it and, if so, you can just place your metadata files there.

Look at some sample farms!:
» The farm @ Universitat Pompeu Fabra
» The farm @ Universidade de Vigo
» The farm @ Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
» The farm @ Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya

And, can I have my own OAI-PMH Server?

Yes, you can as long as you have access to a computer connected to the Internet. For The Harvesting Day we have prepared an easy-to-install package.

So, how do I install the OAI-PMH Server?

Box_download_48 Download Your Farm. Version 1.2 (16-June-2010)

Installation instructions (included in package)
Release information (included in package)

Download the farm-oai file, unzip it and just follow the steps in the README.txt file. It's really easy.

Let us know you are ready & send us the address of your Farm!

Please contact us and let us know you are ready for The Harversting Day.

The list of all Farms will be made public here. Your Farm will be ready to be harvested by any one interested in your data


For any technical issue, contact us.