Harvesting Institutional Repositories
via EBSCO Discovery Service

Institutional Repositories (IRs) can be directly loaded into EBSCO Discovery Service
so that they can be fully searched alongside all other EDS resources/content.

Loading Institutional Repositories

EBSCO supports harvesting institutional repositories via Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) or via File Transfer Protocol (FTP).

EBSCO has developed a flexible framework for mapping your data to EDS. If your institution sends along additional documentation of the metadata format you’d like for us to support, including a full dataset of your records, EBSCO can investigate integration options. Each unique institutional repository is analyzed for optimized loading and display.

At this time we are able to load IR records in XML format that is OAI-PMH retrievable in the following metadata formats:

  • Dublin Core (qualified and unqualified)
  • EAD
  • Junii2
  • METS
  • MODS