[OAI-implementers] Re: Reconsidering mandatory DC in OAI-PMH

Andy Powell a.powell@ukoln.ac.uk
Mon, 11 Aug 2003 10:29:19 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)

On Sat, 9 Aug 2003, Thomas Krichel wrote:

> > My opinion on DC within OAI-PMH is that it should be retained as
> > either mandatory or very-strongly-recommended. Because it provides
> > basic interoperability at a simple resouce description/discovery
> > level. Most resouces will have a title and identifiers.
>   Yes, but what services are you going to provide with such
>   records?

Err... services based on minimal metadata plus an index of full-text
(where it is available for harvesting at the URI provided in

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