[OAI-implementers] Sets and stuff, OAI 2.0

Tim Brody tim@tim.brody.btinternet.co.uk
Wed, 15 May 2002 11:26:38 +0100

I would add to Xiaoming's list "identifier", both as a URL from which the
resource can be obtained, and, if the resource is a published article, the
location of the published version.

I would strongly suggest using the "Family-name, Forenames" format for
creator and "yyyy-mm-dd" style dates (rather than "september 2000").

(n.b. "abstract" should go into DC "description")


----- Original Message -----
From: "Xiaoming Liu" <liu_x@cs.odu.edu>
To: "deridder" <deridder@cs.utk.edu>
Cc: <oai-implementers@oaisrv.nsdl.cornell.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 3:05 AM
Subject: Re: [OAI-implementers] Sets and stuff, OAI 2.0

> On Tue, 14 May 2002, deridder wrote:
> > (Oh, and if you can recommend which ListRecord fields you have found
> > useful, I'd like to hear about that also;  I'd like to standardize my
> > returns.)
> For DC metadata, I think some fields like "title","creator", "subject" and
> "abstract" are widely used for building advanced search interface in
> resource discovery.
> The other fields like "rights" may not be widely used in search interface,
> but they can be shown in search result page whenever the resource is
> discovered.
> For community or archive specific metadata, it will be difficult for a
> general service provider to exploit the semantics, but I think the
> "branding" introduced in 2.0 brings a new way for service provider to
> present the information even if it doesn't understand the meanings.
> http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/guidelines-branding.htm
> My personal view is the more information, the better.
> regards,
> liu
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