[OAI-implementers] Requesting a part of a record possible with OAI-OMH?

Naomi Dushay Naomi@cs.cornell.edu
Tue, 20 Jan 2004 09:33:19 -0500


One way would be to create a second format for the title-only version of
the record.  You would need to have a separate metadataPrefix, at a
minimum.  It would be good practice to have a separate XML schema that
only allows the fields you want, and have the second format use that

- Naomi

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joachim Wackerow [mailto:wackerow@zuma-mannheim.de]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 7:58 AM
> To: oai-implementers@oaisrv.nsdl.cornell.edu
> Subject: [OAI-implementers] Requesting a part of a record possible
> Is it possible to offer/request only a part of a record with OAI-PMH?
> For example: exists a way to request only the "dc:title" of an
> I browsed the open archives web site and found only the verb
> "GetRecord". In addition to offer or request a whole record, we would
> like to offer or request only one element of a XML document stored in
> record.
> Background:
> Requesting a whole record with DC information is no problem. But we
> thinking about using OAI-PMH to offer DDI-structured information on
> social science surveys. DDI is an extensive description format (in
> with ca. 300 elements on surveys (http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/DDI/).
> some scenarios it would be more effective to offer/request only one
> element or one element group of the xml document.
> Regards, Achim
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