People Australia uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) to ingest records about people and organisations. General and technical information about the protocol is available at http://www.openarchives.org.
OAI Repositories providing metadata to People Australia need to :
The OAI website provides useful Implementation Guidelines.
Two sites that provide a useful overview of the OAI Protocol are:
OAI Implementers can test their repositories using the OAI Repository Explorer.