Deprecated package

This product is no longer supported by Infrae. Use it at your own risk and please don’t request support. This product is listed here for archival purposes and developers who are using it.


SilvaOAI uses OAICore to make OAI-PMH harvested metadata browseable and searchable in Silva. When installed, Silva has a new content object called an OAI Query. Silva authors can specify which collection of harvested metadata they want to expose on the query's public web page, for instance all entries in an OAI-PMH defined set. End-users can then browse this metadata in the Silva site's public layout, and request more detailed information. End-users can further search the collection using an advanced search form.

This package requires Silva 2.3+. For previous version of Silva, please use a previous version of this package.

Installation and use

As a manager, you need first to activate the extension in service_extension. After, still in ZMI, you need to add an OAIPMH Service in your Silva site.

From the Silva Management Interface, as an editor, you can now add Silva OAI Query content type. Adding one will ask you for a title and id, and an OAI Storage to query (corresponding to an OAIPMH Service previously added). After selecting these, you will be presented with the choice of an enabled metadata format to query against.

It is then possible to define the actual query. You can select one or more criteria to filter the data in the OAIPMH Service on. The query will provide the end-user with a browsable, searchable[*] view of all the OAI records that satisfy the criteria. If no criteria are specified, that means that all the records harvested for the selected metadata format are shown.

[*] The fields on which the end user can further filter the result set, are defined in the metadata-schema for the selected metadata format. See the OAICore product for two example schemata, and instructions on how to roll your own, which is quiet easy.


Many thanks go to Henk Ellermann at the library of Erasmus University Rotterdam for making this development possible.

Available releases

Release version Release date Release files
Silva OAI Extension 2.5 2013 6 21 10:32:54 Products.SilvaOAI-2.5.tar.gz
Silva OAI Extension 2.4.1 2013 6 21 10:32:54 Products.SilvaOAI-2.4.1.tar.gz
Silva OAI Extension 2.4 2013 6 21 10:32:54 Products.SilvaOAI-2.4.tar.gz
Silva OAI Extension 2013 6 21 10:32:54 SilvaOAI-
Silva OAI Extension 1.0.2 2013 6 21 10:32:54 SilvaOAI-1.0.2.tar.gz
Silva OAI Extension 1.0 2013 6 21 10:32:54 SilvaOAI.tgz

License: New BSD