[OAI-implementers] Deleted records
Thu, 7 Nov 2002 10:29:40 -0500 (EST)
We are supporting deleted records (http://www.asdlib.org/oai/oai.php)
The way I am doing it is very simple. We keep the information in mysql
and when a record goes from being "Current" to "Deleted" a field in the
database changes from "Current" to "Deleted". The record thus stays in
the database forever.
At some point when our database grows a lot bigger, I may move the deleted
records out to a separate table to make searching on the main one faster.
Stuart Chalk, Ph.D. Phone:904-620-2831
Associate Professor of Chemistry Fax:904-620-3885
Department of Chemistry and Physics "The Flow Analysis Database"
University of North Florida http://www.fia.unf.edu/
4567 St. Johns Bluff Road S. "The Analytical Sciences Digital Library"
Jacksonville FL 32224 USA http://www.asdlib.org/