[OAI-implementers] Re: Important: OAI 1.1. (fwd)

Stevan Harnad harnad@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat, 31 Aug 2002 12:44:21 +0100 (BST)

Dear Chris, yes, I think it's important that the version number
be updated so that all OAI 2+ Eprints sites advertise themselves
as such, and not as OAI 1.1.

Could I ask you to fix the upgrades so they also update this,
and update the 5 archives under your control (demoprints, cogprints,
psycprints, aktprints, ecs database) -- and could I advise all other
Eprints 2 implementers to do the same?

Many thanks,

Stevan Harnad

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 09:47:11 +0100
From: Christopher Gutteridge <cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
To: Stevan Harnad <harnad@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Important: OAI 1.1.

When you first install eprints it installs a standard website. If you installed
a 2.1 copy it would say "OAI 2.0" but if you upgrade from 2.0 it won't change
the text. We can sort it out easily.
    Christopher Gutteridge -- cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk -- +44 (0)23 8059 4833

On Sat, Aug 31, 2002 at 02:56:05AM +0100, Stevan Harnad wrote:
> Hi Chris & Mike:
> I notice that Demoprints, Psycprints, Cogprints and the ECS Database
> all say:
> "The ECS Publications Database is running on EPrints2 archive-creating
> software, which generates eprints archives that are compliant with the
> Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting OAI 1.1."
> But I thought Eprints was OAI 2
> And OAI recently wrote:
> "As announced in an earlier message, which outlined the deployment
> schedule for OAI-PMH 2.0, we will only be accepting registrations at
> http://www.openarchives.org/data/registerasprovider.html for sites
> supporting version 2.0 of OAI-PMH beginning September 1, 2002.  No
> registrations for sites supporting OAI-PMH 1.1 will be accepted as of
> this date."
> Is there anything we can do to fix this? As it stands, it looks
> as if Eprints software is out of date and cannot be registered!
> (I hope it is just an error in our version labeling, but it needs
> to be corrected in all versions right away...)
> Cheers, Stevan