Open Archives Initiative (OAI) Metadata Harvesting

Requesting a List of Records

SkillsCommons supports OAI. For example, you can request a list of records thus:

OAI Request:

OAI Response:

Each record’s metadata is included. For example, here is one such set in XML form:

Identifier Last Modified2015-06-08 13:48:02 Modified201-06-08 13:48:02

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WEL101: Allied Cutting Processes
Dowell, Kevin
Welding, CCCS, Colorado Community College System, advanced manufacturing, allied cutting process, CHAMP, Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Programs, blended learning, hybrid learning, industry-driven competencies, competency based learning
WEL101–Allied Cutting Process covers setting up equipment and performing cutting and gouging operations utilizing the oxyacetylene, air carbon arc, exothermic, and plasma arc cutting processes. This course will also provide an introduction to blueprint reading.
Online Course Module
Colorado Community College System
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