The oaipmh module is a Python implementation of an "Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting" (version 2) client and server. The protocol is described here:
Below is a simple implementation of an OAIPMH client:
>>> from oaipmh.client import Client >>> from oaipmh.metadata import MetadataRegistry, oai_dc_reader
>>> URL = 'http://uni.edu/ir/oaipmh'
>>> registry = MetadataRegistry() >>> registry.registerReader('oai_dc', oai_dc_reader) >>> client = Client(URL, registry)
>>> for record in client.listRecords(metadataPrefix='oai_dc'): >>> print record
The pyoai package also contains a generic server implementation of the OAIPMH protocol, this is used as the foundation of the MOAI Server Platform