[OAI-implementers] Change of identifiers

Benjamin Anderson benanderson.us at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 10:32:55 EST 2011

I don't believe there's any way for oai-ids to change.  If you want to do
that, you'd have to mark the original as deleted and then create new one.
This should work fine for all your clients.  However, you lose history and
association.  IOW - the client has no way of knowing that records 011 and
012 derived from record 010.  Depending on what you're trying to do, that
might be just fine.

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 10:20 AM, Fischer, Thomas <
fischer at sub.uni-goettingen.de> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am wondering if there is a standard way to change OAI identifiers.
> For example, we might restructure our collection, or will have to split
> some items that were under one identifier into several ones. I could even
> imagine something like "throw away everything from this set from this OAI
> Service Provider and collect everything anew".
> Is there a way to communicate this to my OAI clients?
> Best regards
> Thomas Fischer
> --
> Dr. Thomas Fischer
> Research and Development Department (RDD)
> Göttingen State and University Library
> Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
> 37073 Goettingen
> Germany
> http://www.sub.uni-goettingen.de/
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