[OAI-implementers] static repository status
Thu, 11 Mar 2004 09:49:56 -0500
Thank you for the information, Herbert and Tom. The idea of
implementing a Static Repository Gateway at UM is a great idea. We'll
bring it up in discussions here soon.
On Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004, at 16:46 America/Detroit, Thomas G. Habing
> 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.
>> - Kat
>> Kat Hagedorn
>> OAIster/Metadata Harvesting Librarian
>> DLXS Bibliographic Class Coordinator
>> DLXS Text Class Co-coordinator
>> Digital Library Production Service
>> University of Michigan
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> Hi Kat,
> We also have an alpha/beta level implementation of an OAI Static
> Repository Gateway which is available on SourceForge:
> It is implemented as an IIS Active Server Page (ASP) script.
> Currently it is being used to gateway one repository:
> However, we would be willing to act as a gateway for other
> collections. We are not currently responding to the 'initiate'
> request (Section 3.3 of the spec.), so if you have a collection you
> would like to be added, you should send me an email with the URL to
> the static XML file, and I will make sure it validates and add it to
> the gateway if it does.
> This is still an experimental implementation, so the usual caveats
> apply, but we do intend on keeping it running for the foreseeable
> future, probably with some downtime to introduce changes or fixes as
> the spec evolves.
> Thomas Habing
> Research Programmer, Digital Library Projects
> University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
> 155 Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, MC-274
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