API for structured metadata exchange
The National Library is exposing structured metadata in the collective catalogue of the bibnet.lu library network using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).
BnL’s server endpoint
The BnL is exposing several sets through its OAI-PMH server, two of them being described in detail below.
The address of the OAI server is:
The OAI-PMH server supports pagination through a so-called resumption token that is available at the end of the ListRecords element. With this token, you can query the next page as in the following example:
https://oai.bibnet.lu/view/oai/352LUX_BIBNET_NETWORK/request?verb=ListRecords&resumptionToken=[[RESUMPTION TOKEN VALUE]]
Note that you should remove the query parameters “metadataPrefix” and “set”.
The OAI-PMH server provides most data in MARC21 or Dublin Core format. Below, you can find a few links to the official specifications.