[OAI-implementers] Moving records in and out of sets

Greg Lindahl lindahl@pbm.com
Wed, 22 Oct 2003 11:41:49 -0700

On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 09:33:59AM -0400, Caroline Arms wrote:

> I'd like to concur with Thom that deletion/creation with a new ID would
> "be a cure worse than the problem it is solving."  Records for OAI are not
> usually managed independently.  The record IDs may play a role in managing
> the content or be generated outside the OAI repository.  

Allow me to second that, but from another side. One way that I'd like
to use OAI is to take records originated at other sites, and add
metadatda. I'd rather have records disappear and reappear silently
than to change IDs, because a changed ID means that my added metadata
is lost. But an ideal solution would have permanent IDs, and correctly
include information about disappearing and appeard records in
incremental updates.

-- greg