[OAI-general] OAI-PMH and IMS

Andy Powell a.powell@ukoln.ac.uk
Fri, 14 Feb 2003 15:18:58 +0000 (GMT)

IMS is a global consortium that develops open specifications to support
the delivery of e-learning through Learning Management Systems (LMS).

People might like to note that version 1.0 of the IMS Digital Repositories
Specification is available at


It recommends use of the OAI-PMH for harvesting IMS metadata records
between cooperating elearning systems (e.g. from a learning object
repository to a learning management system).

The following article

 Exposing information resources for e-learning - Harvesting and searching
 IMS metadata using the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting and Z39.50
 by Steve Richardson and Andy Powell
 Ariadne issue 34

describes some implementation experience of using the OAI-PMH to exchange
IMS metadata.

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