OAI-PMH repository

The Language Bank of Finland’s metadata is maintained in META-SHARE (http://metashare.csc.fi). The metadata is made available for harvesting via the OAI-PMH protocol at http://metalb.csc.fi/cgi-bin/que.

Supported formats

The Language Bank’s OAI-PMH repository supports four main formats:

Harvesing instructions

Currently supported formats: http://metalb.csc.fi/cgi-bin/que?verb=ListMetadataFormats.

The harvester sends up to about 400 records per request. Example (OLAC): http://metalb.csc.fi/cgi-bin/que?verb=ListRecords&metadataPrefix=olac

CMDI Handling

Since OAI-PMH requires one schema per format ID and CMDI has several profiles that require distinct schemas, iteration through all cmdiXXXX formats offered by the end point is required.


Please contact kielipankki (at) csc.fi for more information. Permalink to this page: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:lb-201506011

Researcher of the Month: Mietta Lennes



The Language Bank's technical support:
kielipankki (at) csc.fi
tel. +358 9 4572001

Requests related to language resources:
fin-clarin (at) helsinki.fi
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