An OAI-PMH set for ISSN data at the Norwegian ISSN national centre
Data exchange between the Norwegian ISSN national centre at the National Library in Oslo and the ISSN International Centre in Paris is now based (since March 2017) on the OAI-PMH protocol.
In this new framework, ISSN cataloguers in Norway directly produce ISSN records in the cataloguing environment of their institution; these records, as soon as they are validated by their system, are automatically exposed through a dedicated “ISSN set” in MarcXML (Marc 21) through the library OAI-PMH server.
This “ISSN set” is regularly harvested by the ISSN International Centre in order to feed directly the ISSN Register with the output.
This new workflow is similar to the one already set up last year at the German ISSN Centre at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB) in Frankfurt and paves the way for more streamlined contributions to the ISSN Register from other countries of the ISSN network.