[OAI-implementers] DSpace OAI-PMH support changes, issues
robert.tansley at hp.com
Thu Jun 17 09:54:09 EDT 2004
> On Thu, 10 Jun 2004, Tansley, Robert wrote:
> > - Are Handles appropriate IDs for the OAI metadata records?
> > Originally, it seemed pointless to me to use anything else; forcing
> > people to jump through yet another hoop to get yet another
> unique ID
> > to get set up. However, on occasion people have indicated they'd
> > rather use an oai: prefixed identifier. If anyone can
> offer reasons
> > and suggestions either way I'd appreciate it.
> Aside from the possibility of changing ids to get around the
> changing sets problem, I can't see why an oai-identifier
> would be preferred to a handle.
One potential scenario I've thought of is where >1 DSpace contains the same item, with the same Handle (resource ID). Each DSpace might have different/additional metadata though and in any case probably shouldn't use the same ID for OAI-PMH. So, perhaps an easy way forward is to use an OAI identifier of the form:
Robert Tansley / Digital Media Systems Programme / HP Labs
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