Places to register for harvesting Wednesday, 27 March 2013

This page contains a list of sites which harvest repository data using OAI-PMH and provide discovery services.

Australasian Digital Theses Program (ADT)

The Australasian Digital Theses Program harvests and promotes postgraduate research produced by students at Australasian universities. Information on how to join is provided.

If an institution requires a one-off data migration from VT-ETD ADT software into repository software please contact CAIRSS at

Australian Research Online (ARO)

Australian Research Online is a service provider that aggregates metadata harvested from multiple repositories and makes it available in numerous ways, primarily via a web interface. The service is provided by the National Library of Australia. Records are harvested from host repositories via the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Each record found through this service links back to a record in the original repository. The contents of Australian Research Online are also indexed by Google, increasing the visibility of Australian research throughout the world. A guide for repository managers is provided. Click here to register to be harvested by the National Library of Australia. When completing the request be sure to provide both your base OAI-PMH URL and the name of the set that you wish to be harvested.

Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR)

OpenDOAR maintains a comprehensive and authoritative list of institutional and subject-based repositories. In addition to providing a simple repository list, OpenDOAR enables searching for repositories or searching across repository content. A form to suggest a new repository is provided.


OAIster is a union catalogue of digital resources. It provides access to digital resources by harvesting descriptive metadata (records) using OAI-PMH.
Information on steps to becoming a data contributor is provided.

Open Archives

Open Archives provides a registry of OAI base URLs. Information for data provider validation and registration is provided.


Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR)

ROAR is a registry of institutional repositories. A form to register a repository is provided.

Additional information and assistance

CAUL institutions please contact CAIRSS at if any further assistance with harvesting is required.