[OAI-implementers] Resolver of OAI record Uniqe Identifier

Young,Jeff jyoung@oclc.org
Wed, 28 Apr 2004 14:16:21 -0400


ERRoLs will work for any type of identifier used in a registered OAI
repository. For oai-identifiers, the pattern is:

"http://errol.oclc.org/" + <oai-identifier>

For other types of identifiers, the pattern is:

"http://errol.oclc.org/" + <repository-identifier> + "/" + <item-identifier>

These URLs (generally) result in an OAI oai_dc GetRecord response. Other
types of results can be obtained by adding various extensions and


-----Original Message-----
From: Xiaoming Liu [mailto:liu_x@lanl.gov] 
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 5:34 PM
To: Zeno Tajoli
Cc: oai-implementers@oaisrv.nsdl.cornell.edu
Subject: Re: [OAI-implementers] Resolver of OAI record Uniqe Identifier


These data providers have been added to DP9 list. However I cannot connect
to http://drtc.isibang.ac.in/ (we can talk about this offline).

As discussed earlier
My solution will only work for data providers which follow oai-identifier
implementation guideline. For other data providers, you probably want to
talk with Thom Hickey and Jeff Young. Their solution work for all data
providers by assigning unique identifier for each repository, but you will
have to specify repo-id in requests.


On Thu, 22 Apr 2004, Zeno Tajoli wrote:

> Hi,
> At 16.56 22/04/2004, you wrote:
> >DP9 provides a similar service like what you described.
> >
> >http://arc.cs.odu.edu:8080/dp9/resolver.jsp
> >
> >You may select either "html","xml", or "redirect" as output. The
> >"redirect" will redirect to OAI GetRecord page.
> In fact a link like
> is exactly what i need.
> Why do I need a similar service ?
> I'm developing a service provider to collect the OAI-PMH Data Provider
> about Library and Information Science.
> I'm studing how to add OpenURL to my service provider. I want that my
> service provider will be a "Source" in OpenUrl jargon, like ArXiv.
> With the help of Simeon Warner I'm reading the code of ArXiv about
> ArXiv sends to the OpenUrl resolvers (like OpenResolver from Andy Powell)
> only the oai-identifier. The resolver reads the oai-identifier and it
> understands, from a specific OpenUrl field [called 'sid'], that the
> oai-identifier cames from ArXiv.
> After those operations, the resolver send a query to a specif gateway of
> ArXiv and it recives an XML with all metadata in rfc1807.
> Now, the resolver parses the XML, it extract the metadata, and after it
> builts the "special effects links"
> Send only the oai-identifier is very easy for me, but it is not possible
> that resolvers have specific gateway for all OAI-PMH Data Provider. So it
> is better to have only one service to do this redirection
> >However, this service in DP9 was developed a while ago, and DP9 doesn't
> >have the up-to-date list of all data providers.
> For me, now, I need only those archive:
> Caltech http://caltechlib.library.caltech.edu/perl/oai2
> ArchiveSic http://archivesic.ccsd.cnrs.fr/perl/oai20
> Tel http://tel.ccsd.cnrs.fr/perl/oai20
> MemSic
> biblio-eprints http://biblio-eprints.bo.cnr.it/perl/oai2
> LDL  <http://drtc.isibang.ac.in/oai/>http://drtc.isibang.ac.in/oai/
> Many are still present in DP9, can you add the missing ones ?
> >I can look at this work again if there is interest.
> For me DP9 is quite useful as service provider. I can see it as "CrossRef
> for OAI-PMH Data Provider"
> Thanks for all.
> >On Thu, 22 Apr 2004, Zeno Tajoli wrote:
> >
> > > I'm searching a service provider that can resolve an oai identifier in
> > > query to an xml with the metadata of the record.
> > >
> > > For example I have the oai identifier ' oai:eprints.rclis.org:830'.
> > > I send to the service providere the identifier and nothing else.
> > > The service provider:
> > > -It undestands that the eprints server is http://eprints.rclis.org
> > > -It knows that the eprints server Base URL is
> > > http://eprints.rclis.org/perl/oai2/
> > > -It sends me that string (the query to harvest the record) :
> > >
> >
> Zeno Tajoli
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