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Content Providers News no. 13
03 March 2021
Upcoming meeting: 3th of February at 14h30 CET
OpenAIRE runs a series of regular online community calls for all OpenAIRE content provider managers. We welcome any feedback from users. The aim of the calls is to provide clear and accurate information on our infrastructure and service developments.
The main topic of the upcoming meeting will be on the relevant updates on the OpenAIRE infrastructure, and their impact on the activity of data sources that are using the OpenAIRE services.
The Community calls are open to all OpenAIRE content provider managers and we welcome any feedback from users. This is an opportunity to present and discuss recent developments from OpenAIRE, upcoming releases from the Provide related services and other relevant topics.
Keep up to date on the ongoing work
OpenAIRE is developing a new gateway to deliver the APIs that allows selective access to the metadata records of the OpenAIRE Research Graph, such as publications, datasets, and projects.
The main aspect introduced by the gateway will be on the procedure on how APIs can be accessed. When in place, the OpenAIRE APIs will be accessed over HTTPS both by authenticated and unauthenticated requests, however to achieve better rate limits developers need to make authenticated requests. In practice, if the developer has a service (client) that wants to interact with the OpenAIRE APIs, a registration will be needed.
Another relevant announcement is the discontinuation of bulk access to the OpenAIRE Research Graph via OAI-PMH. Since August 2020, the content of the OAI-PMH has not been updated anymore and will be shutted down in the next months. For bulk consumption, developers can use the json dumps available on Zenodo. More details are available in the documentation page.
We believe that this solution is much friendlier for consumers who need the whole content from OpenAIRE, also because OpenAIRE could not ever offer incremental harvesting via OAI-PMH due to sources that do not offer incremental harvesting on their side.
Learn how to create subscriptions for specific events
The Broker service offers to repository managers the possibility to enrich their repository collections with additional metadata records. As recently announced, the Broker service was updated in order to improve their scalability, ensuring its reliability and response to the increased amount of information generated by the OpenAIRE Research Graph. From the user's point of view, these new developments have an impact on the procedure to access the metadata enrichments. For that reason, this step-by-step guide will help repository managers to use the service and to create subscriptions for specific topics or subscribe to all the available topics with no restrictions at once.