[OAI-implementers] Knowing you have harvested the whole collection

Zeno Tajoli tajoli@cilea.it
Tue, 09 Mar 2004 10:24:28 +0100


>I was wondering if someone could tell me the most accurate way to ensure 
>my OAI harvesting program has harvested all of the records of a 
>repository.  Is there any way to get some sort of collection or repository 
>metadata that holds a "total number of records" value?

as I know there isn't a specific instruction.

>Or, because oai_dc metadata records are the most common denominator (and 
>required for minimal OAI compliance?), can I assume that a request like 
>  will give me the most complete set of records possible (once no more 
> resumptionTokens are available)?

In my opinion yes.


Zeno Tajoli
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