[OAI-implementers] Publication date and Datestamps
Evelyn Cristina Pinto
Sat, 27 Mar 2004 10:35:34 -0300 (EST)
First at all, thanks a lot for the information. And I have a suggestion.
I know that OAI-PHM is a general protocol, not only for eprints. However I
think that the publication date is a *very* important information about an
eprint life-cycle. So I think that it should be shown explicitly through the
On Fri, 26 Mar 2004, Simeon Warner wrote:
> Within OAI the record datestamp MUST be the date of last update of
> the metadata record. Otherwise incremental harveting will not work.
> Within simple dc metadata there is no (accepted) way to differentiate
> types of date in the dc:date fields. For e-prints, a good recommendation
> is that in the RDN guidelines given by Andy Powell, Michael Day and Peter
> dc:date (*) Eprint-specific Recommendation:
> The 'last-modified' date of the eprint and/or the date of its accession
> into the archive.
> The date should be formatted according to the W3C encoding rules for
> dates and times  (a profile based on ISO 8601 known as W3C-DTF), for
> If necessary, repeat this element to provide both the last-modified date
> and the date of accession. The last-modified date will be assumed to be
> the more recent of the two dates. If only one date is provided, it will
> be assumed that the last-modified date and the date of accession are the
> same. On Fri, 26 Mar 2004, Evelyn Cristina Pinto wrote:
> > I noticed that the datestamp field is usually used for harvesting date,
> > but some repositories use it for submission date. Is the dc:date field
> > used for publication date and submission date too? How could I
> > differentiate them? Does anyone could give me more information about it?
> > Thanks,
> > Evelyn.
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