Learn about RGU's open access institutional repository
What is OpenAIR@RGU?
OpenAIR@RGU, also know just as "OpenAIR" is RGU's open access institutional repository - a database of outputs produced by RGU's own researchers. It makes these freely available to everyone online and is the University's primary means of supporting the Open Access movement.
The rest of this guide is under construction.
The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is an international standard that makes it easier to share the content of open repositories, such as OpenAIR@RGU. OAI-PMH involves information ("metadata") about both the repository itself as well as the content it holds. Repositories can use OAI-PMH make this metadata available in a way that is consistent across institutions, content types and repository software platforms. This allows both human and machine users to query and retrieve that metadata systematically.
Sending a request for metadata to a repository through OAI-PMH involves using hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) addresses that consist of the repository's "base URL" and one of six possible requests.
The base URL for OpenAIR is: http://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/oaiprovider
Existing OAI-PMH Users
A number of existing third parties are known to use OAI-PMH to retrieve information from OpenAIR. This includes:
- The British Library's EThOS database of doctoral theses.
- The DART-Europe e-theses database.
- CORE, a global repository aggregator.
- Jisc's IRUS-UK repository usage statistics portal.
Occasionally there may be changes in how our repository works with OAI-PMH. If you use OAI-PMH to retrieve information from our repository and would like to be kept informed of changes but are not listed above, please feel free to get in touch with the publications team.