[OAI-implementers] need help in understanding handling of
krichel at openlib.org
Mon Jun 28 04:56:30 EDT 2010
Neil Godfrey writes
> How does the OAI service provider handle that longer MODS/TEI record?
There is no rule in the book on how to do this.
> I understand that the OAIPMH service provider asks for a list of all
> metadata formats. Once it gets those, what does it do with them?
It can then check what records are available in what
> Does or can the Service Provider also upload this longer record?
You mean download from the data provider? Service providers
don't normally upload records.
> Or does it just link/point to it on site from the brief DC record?
I for one would try to find the most expressive format and
then try to make sense of it. It is probably easier to make
sense of a richer format than to make sense of DC, since DC
has a lot of semantic ambiguity.
> Also, does that longer record necessarily have to be in XML format?
Thomas Krichel http://openlib.org/home/krichel
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