OAI-PMH Support

pycsw supports the The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) standard.

OAI-PMH OpenSearch support is enabled by default. There are two ways to access OAI-PMH depending on the deployment pattern chosen.

OGC API - Records deployment


CSW legacy deployment

HTTP requests must be specified with mode=oaipmh in the base URL for OAI-PMH requests, e.g.:


See http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/openarchivesprotocol.html for more information on OAI-PMH as well as request / reponse examples.