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January 30, 2008

Follow-up on Columbia's data provider

Columbia's data provider now appropriately delivers oai_dc and MODS.

This was kind of interesting, because they are using Jeff Young's oaicat data provider tool, a very popular and useful one. My guess is that the tool was designed before the OAI community really pushed to have data providers offer richer metadata formats in addition to oai_dc, and so the code needs to be tweaked to allow this.

Columbia created a version of oaicat so that it would not mix up the two formats they were trying to provide. I'm sure a fix from Jeff will be forthcoming very soon.

Look for Columbia's oai_dc, as a result, in OAIster by the end of this week...

Posted by khage at January 30, 2008 12:20 PM


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