[OAI-implementers] Reconsidering mandatory DC in OAI-PMH
Wed, 6 Aug 2003 03:04:24 -0500
> As an aggregator of metadata for theses and dissertations, I would
> hate to loose the requirement of providing DC. It seems as though
> the provider of metadata is in the best position to do the mapping
> from their format into DC, rather than having everyone who harvests
> have to go through the exercise.
If there is no useful way to map, the result is junk information
that polutes user services.
> Yes, there are times when it does not make a lot of sense, and we
> are bringing up a number of repositories that are not standard
> bibliographic metadata, but even there, it does provide a minimal
> level of functionality that is useful in examining OAI repositories.
> The added overhead involved is minimal compared to the benefit we
You maybe, but for me as a data provider, the DC record that
I provide are so primitive that any user service based on
them does a disservice to my work.
Thomas Krichel mailto:email@example.com
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