[OAI-implementers] static repository status
herbert van de sompel
Wed, 10 Mar 2004 13:28:19 -0700
Kat Hagedorn wrote:
> Could someone tell me the status of the OAI Static Repository? I get a
> couple requests each week from people who don't have the resources to
> become full-fledged data providers. I would like to point them to a
> place where they can drop their XML files, but I gather this doesn't
> officially exist yet.
We are finalizing the Static Repository specification at this very moment.
Feedback from the NSDL community suggested the inclusion of a mechanism to
"unregister" a Static Repository from a Static Repository Gateway. We are
looking into accomodating that need.
When it comes to a "place to drop" XML files (we refer to that spot as a Static
(1) There is LANL-created software available to create such spots (see
(2) LANL operates a demo version of such a spot (see
http://libtest.lanl.gov/cgi-bin/gateway.cgi ). However, this is for demo
purposes only; we have no intention of running a production version.
I invite you to install and operate our Static Repository Gateway software at
> - Kat
> Kat Hagedorn
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Herbert Van de Sompel
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