[OAI-implementers] points to ponder
Thu, 15 May 2003 16:25:32 +0100
Marks question seems to come up fairly often - i.e how do I encapsulate
content with my metadata?
I have so far assumed that pointers (URLs probably) would be imbedded in
the metadata and the harvesting system has to have a method (apart from
OAI) to simply pickup all the referenced files by the pointers in the
We are moving forward with our OAI efforts and will probably need images
to be able to 'harvested' (at a minimum a thumbnail probably).
Any list users have experience with this generally? or in the museum
http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/htf (Harvesting the Fitzwilliam
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Subject: Re: [OAI-implementers] points to ponder
On Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at 11:17 AM, Tim Brody wrote:
> Andy Powell wrote:
> > [ ... ]
>> I'm not quite clear Where the original question was coming from, but,
>> example, I think it would be much more questionable to invent a
>> format called 'fullText' and to then use the protocol to exchange
>> 'resources' (as opposed to 'records'). At that point, one would be
>> the 'protocol for metadata harvesting' to do something other than
>> 'harvesting metadata'.
> BMC expose their free-access articles via a proprietory XML format
We do this as well at the APS (but in mode 0 - only certain IP's can
harvest). What I
would really like is an analog of SOAP with attachments where I could
a PDF along with the OAI metadata "header" - this would enable us to do
of interesting things (including simplifying our mirroring). I know I
encode the PDF and shove it in some tags, but that isn't satisfying. I
not to have to create my own proprietary extension to OAI in order do
this. What work
is currently being done or planned in this direction?
Note that with the bmc_article you don't really get the full article
like figures are missing. I would like to be able to also transport a
files as attachments so that an entire article could be delivered.
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