[UPS] Data Provider Template
Wed, 6 Sep 2000 09:50:09 -0400 (EDT)
A while back I looked at the way information about repositories
is currently disseminated. The data provider fills out an HTML
form and sends notice of this form to the Open Archives initiative.
Why not make this descriptive information available via a
protocol request that returns XML instead of HTML. This would
make it easier to collect information from all open archive
A while back I went ahead and implemented an Identity request
While this needs to be cleaned up a bit (especially identifiers)
this would be a much better way to disseminate information about
repositories. Much of the data comes directly from the repository
configuration files and would likely be more up to date than a
static HTML page.
Just a suggestion. Hope it's not too late for your meeting.