support for OAI-PMH
OAI-PMH is a simple, light-weight protocol that enables sharing of metadata among repositories. OAI-PMH provides additional exposure and access to the resources in the NEEShub. Through OAI-PMH, NEES can contribute its records to other repositories (OAI-PMH harvesters) who may be interested in resources stored in NEEShub, such as National Science Digital Library or Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRis), and other peer institution. On the other hand, NEEShub can also harvest records related to the Earth Sciences from other repositories (IRis, Purdue ePUBs, etc.) and in such a way serve as natural gateway for educational and research materials relevant to the earthquake engineering community and other NEEShub users.