[OAI-implementers] TLDP document repository

Hussein Suleman hussein@cs.uct.ac.za
Tue, 27 Jan 2004 13:17:35 +0200

hi Emma

and let me add that if you can write an XSLT stylesheet (or any other 
translation program/script) to translate one of your source XML files to 
one or more metadata formats (including Dublin Core), the XMLFile data 
provider tool will make the collection of XML files look like an 
OAI-PMH-compliant archive with minimal effort (meaning, no programming) 
... like everything else, it is linked in on the OAI website.

most people stumble across this package on their own, but i just thought 
i would hint at it since there is even a new version in the pipeline...


Tim Brody wrote:
> OAI-PMH is primarily a 'discovery' protocol. It isn't necessary (or perhaps
> desirable) to export your full-texts within the OAI-PMH framework.
> The usual use of OAI-PMH is to provide metadata records that point to the
> full resource (for Dublin Core use dc.identifier). You can provide the
> full-text as a parallel metadata format, but I would suggest providing a DC
> service to begin with, and if there is demand provide access to the
> full-text.
> OAI-PMH requires some kind of CGI script to serve the XML data, in response
> to URI queries. There are tools available in PHP, Java, Perl, Python from
> the Web site - http://www.openarchives.org/. An alternative is to use
> 'oai-static', which is a single XML file containing all of the data normally
> associated with OAI-PMH which might be more appropriate to the LDP - but I'm
> not sure how much support there is out there for static repositories.
> All the best,
> Tim Brody
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Emma Jane Hogbin" <emmajane@xtrinsic.com>
>>I'm a volunteer with The Linux Documentation Project <www.tldp.org>. We
>>currently host in the range of 200 books and articles about Linux. Many of
>>which are used in classrooms as textbooks, and by system administrators,
>>regular people, etc. :) In some cases the LDP documents are actually the
>>official documentation for specific open source projects. The documents
>>are stored in either DocBook XML, DocBook SGML or LinuxDoc (which is
> SGML).
>>The LDP publishes PS, text, HTML and PDF versions of the documents --
>>the source XML/SGML files are also available to anyone who would like
> them.
>>I think it would make sense for the LDP to submit its repository to the
>>OAI. The first step will be to get our meta-data in order (and make sure
>>all of the documents validate, which they /should/). The following is the
>>proposed list of elements (from the DocBook DTD) which will be required
>>for all publications:
>>- title
>>- authorgroup or author (or authorcorp for organizations)
>>- pubdate in the format of YYYY-MM-DD (ISO standard for dates)
>>- revhistory including at least one revision with:
>>- legalnotice and/or license (License is REQUIRED and must be one of GDFL,
>>  Creative Commons, or LDP License)
>>- email where the author can be reached.
>>- abstract
>>- copyright notice
>>- acknowledgements (optional)
>>- other credits (optional)
>>- disclaimer (optional)
>>What other meta-data information would we need to provide? I'm assuming
>>most of this can be paired up to the DublinCore, but I'm not sure if I'm
>>missing any other requirements for the DublinCore.
>>Also, would we have a harvester crawl the site, or would we provide a
>>single XML file with a summary of all the docs in the collection?
>>Emma Jane Hogbin
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