[OAI-implementers] Help Requested for OAI Data Provider Registration

Hammond, Tony t.hammond at nature.com
Wed May 13 12:08:38 EDT 2009

Thanks, Simeon.

We'll think about the email address problem but basically we would prefer to
expose a single address for all our services and to have any feedback
channelled internally for problem resolution. What that would mean for the
one-time registration process I don't know. There's a presumption that the
admin address is capable of responding - which I'm not sure is necessarily

As for the cursor you're right, we boobed. We had thought that the cursor
was pointing at the first record on the next page (next record in sequence)
rather than the last record on the previous page (i.e. number of records
already seen). We'll fix that directly but it may be some weeks before we
can deploy that patch.

So, I don't know what that means for the registration process. We may have
to wait some weeks and revisit, and then we may still have a problem
interfacing with the automated registration process. Or is there any
possibility of getting this registered now - with some manual intervention?



On 13/5/09 15:55, "Simeon Warner" <simeon.warner at cornell.edu> wrote:

> Hi Tony,
> I think you really should arrange it so that the adminEmail gets to
> someone who can understand it. Otherwise what will happen if a
> harvester has a problem?
> Anyway, I did run the validator/registration manually and it seems
> there are problems with the use of resumptionTokens:
> Request: GET 
> http://www.nature.com/oai/request?verb=ListRecords&amp;metadataPrefix=oai_dc
> [FAIL]  A cursor value was supplied with the resumptionToken but it did not
> have the correct value zero for the first response. The value was '501'.
> Got resumptionToken 1242226376658
> Request: GET 
> http://www.nature.com/oai/request?verb=ListRecords&amp;resumptionToken=1242226
> 376658
> [FAIL]  Response to request using resumptionToken was an error code
> Cheers,
> Simeon
> On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 02:54:38PM +0100, Hammond, Tony wrote:
>> Hi:
>> I've no idea who's responsible for the OAI Data Provider registry [1]. I
>> wondered if anybody here knew anything about it.
>> I have tried to register our OAI service at
>>     http://www.nature.com/oai/request
>> using the registration page [2] and it validated and said a confirmation
>> mail would be sent to the server admin. (This was already last Friday.)
>> Unfortunately the server admin email we chose is our customer services
>> address (feedback at nature.com) and so far they have not been able to locate
>> any email from the registration process.
>> I have tried mailing direct to the contact address
>> openarchives at openarchives.org but have got no reply.
>> Any info on how to complete the registration process would be very helpful
>> as we'd like to get our service publicly registered.
>> Cheers,
>> Tony
>> [1] http://www.openarchives.org/Register/BrowseSites
>> [2] http://www.openarchives.org/Register/ValidateSite
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