Repository Explorer Software


The Repository Explorer is an online OAI-interface compliance checker that tests a data provider by allowing a user to interactively browse through the archive.

Although not an official test, the Repository Explorer performs exhaustive testing of all possible errors. As of the writing of this document, there is no other test to check that a data provider's interface is implemented correctly. At Virginia Tech, this software has been used to maintain consistency in interpretation of the OAI's specifications, and then extrapolate that to other external archives.

The software can be used online at Since it is constantly under development, any packaging will invariably be out of sync. If you wish to experiment with a local installation, send email to the address below.


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