[OAI-implementers] Question about sets definition

Michael Nelson mln at cs.odu.edu
Mon Jul 30 15:34:50 EDT 2007

On Mon, 30 Jul 2007, Tsach Moshkovits wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have a question regarding implementing "sets" and "md-format" :
> If I understood correctly, the record-id together with the md-format
> identifies the data uniquely?
> Meaning, looking at record "x" of format "oai_dc", must I see the same
> data whether the scope is set "A" or set "B"? or is it valid to see
> different data for the same record and format in different scope
> (something like, set "A" will contain thin oai_dc and set "B" will
> contain richer oai_dc)?


No, you can not legally use sets to influence the contents of the record.

One thing to remember is that GetRecord does not take the "set" argument,
so record X would have to belong to sets A & B (which is fine), but when
you do:


there is no way to specify if you want "thin" or "thick" oai_dc version of

go ahead and create separate metadata formats to handle this situation.



> TIA,
> Tsach Moshkovits

Michael L. Nelson mln at cs.odu.edu http://www.cs.odu.edu/~mln/
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