[OAI-implementers] OAI Resource
Mon, 14 Apr 2003 13:35:08 -0400 (EDT)
I agree with Jeff and feel that overloading the selective harvesting
mechanisms (sets, metadata formats) with search functionality is not the
best way to approach these issues. You should either use a protocol that
supports remote search, or provide that functionality at the service layer
(think of the OAI repository as one layer down).
On Mon, 14 Apr 2003, Young,Jeff wrote:
> I'd say the answer is no, you don't want to do that. OAI isn't a search
> protocol, it's a simple harvesting protocol. If you really do need to search
> your database by these fields you will need to use a different protocol such
> a Z39.50 or SRU/SRW and use it to index those fields from your research
> project records. Also keep in mind that the main reason people make your
> metadata records available via OAI is so others (aka service providers) can
> make them useful and searchable in this way.
> Basically, it sounds like you want more functionality than OAI alone
> provides. Check out EPrints or DSpace if you need a more complete archiving
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Venugopal R Pally [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Monday, April 14, 2003 11:50 AM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: [OAI-implementers] OAI Resource
> > Hi all,
> > The OAI says that 'resource' is the object or stuff
> > that metadata is about. So, can resources include
> > multiple types ? For example, in our case, I
> > identified research projects as resources. But later I
> > found that harvestors would like to search our archive
> > based on certain other things like Author, his Papers
> > etc. This would mean I should consider Authors, Paper
> > titles also as resources along with research projects.
> > So, when a harvestor asks for ListIdentifiers, can I
> > display all of these (Research Projects, Authors,
> > Paper Titles) ? Or should I use different
> > metadataPrefix for different resources ?
> > Thanks,
> > Venu.
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