About OAIster

OAIster currently provides access to 17,489,070 records from 1011 contributors.

OAIster is a union catalog of digital resources. We provide access to these digital resources by "harvesting" their descriptive metadata (records) using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting).
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Using OAIster

OAIster can be searched by Title, Author/Creator, Subject, Language or Entire Record. Searches can also be limited by resource type (text, image, audio, video, dataset) and sorted by title, author, date and hit frequency. Results allow further limiting by data contributor (i.e., where the record was harvested from).
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News & Updates

2008 Jul 17
2008 Jun 12
There will be infrequent updates to OAIster in the months of July and August due to changes in how we process records, full harvests of all repositories, and vacation time.

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Last update: 2 Aug 2008
Next update: 5 Sep 2008

New data contributors harvested:
  • Cornell University Library: Making of America (MOA)
  • Digital Collections @ Mac
  • SUCRA (Saitama University Cyber Repository of Academic Resources)
  • TCU Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Archive