U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Open Archives Initiative (OAI) Records for SciTech Connect Available

Harvest OAI-PMH records (XML format) for U.S. Department of Energy research and development reports.


OSTI has established an OAI server (see OAI Repository Manual) to allow harvesting of metadata for full-text DOE R&D reports contained in the SciTech Connect. Included are reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics. These reports are produced by DOE, the DOE National Laboratories, DOE contractors and grantees primarily from 1991 forward. Additional legacy documents are included as they become available in electronic format.

If you have questions about the OSTI OAI server, contact OAIrecords@osti.gov.


As an OAI data provider, OSTI exposes structured metadata via OAI-PMH to service providers who can harvest the metadata. Service providers like the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) and OAIster expose DOE research reports to a broader audience. By becoming a data provider adopting the OAI technical framework, OSTI has taken another step toward easing access to and search of the deep Web. This is in keeping with OSTI's mission to advance science and sustain technological creativity by making R&D findings available and useful to DOE researchers and the American people.

Additional information on the OAI may be found at the Open Archives Initiative website.

Last updated on Thursday 24 July 2014