[OAI-implementers] Friends and Neighbours scheme ... locating OAIrepositories

Alan Kent ajk@mds.rmit.edu.au
Sat, 2 Mar 2002 21:44:51 +1100

On Sat, Mar 02, 2002 at 10:44:50AM +0000, Stevan Harnad wrote:
> (1) Archives have been remiss in registering themselves; this may make a
> registry unnecessary, or automatic.

Registry is still required - at least one other person must know of
your existance. It only saves having to go to a central place for
registration. Whether this is good or bad is not yet clear to me
since OAI wants globally unique repository identifiers (if they are
not registered centrally, how to make sure they are globally unique?)

Another cute thought I had was that maybe a new schema is not required.
Maybe just use the current Identify reponse as a record schema: oai_Identify.