[OAI-implementers] question about the date in OAI-PMH
Tue, 24 Sep 2002 11:31:53 -0400
Mei Ran wrote:
> 1. the earliestDatestamp in Identify response. is this refer to the resource
> creation or modification time?
it refers to item modification date/time. i.e. the earliest date/time on
which any metadata corresponding to any resource was last changed
> 2. the Date in metadata, DC. is this refer to resource creation or
> modification time too?
this is not defined by OAI. it can be either or both, depending on your
> 3. the datestamp in the header of DC. I think this one should refer to the
> creation or modification of the item in the repository, is that right?
yes - modification of item. (remember that "item" is an abstract container for
all the metadata records corresponding to a single resource)
hope this helps ...
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