[OAI-implementers] How many records should typically be returned
d.stowell at ucl.ac.uk
Wed Feb 2 05:17:50 EST 2005
I'm implementing OAI-PMH and at first I decided that my system could easily
return 2000 records in a single OAI-PMH request. Unfortunately the "OAI
Repository Explorer" doesn't seem to be able to cope with that much data
since it ended up having timeout and too-much-data errors.
I've now reduced that number to 500 and my repository now validates
happily. But is there a rule of thumb for how many records it's "polite" to
return, or how many a typical OAI-PMH harvester "expects" to have to deal with?
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