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[EP-tech] Re: Extracting authors

Okay, I think this is really going to be the correct approach however
using straight up creators like that exposes too much. I?m only interested
in recording the details for our users, most likely user ID (for searching
purposes) and their name (for easy identification). Pretty much what you
get from http://eprints.lincoln.ac.uk/view/creators/ - would this be easy
to expose on the OAI endpoint? Is there also an easy way to harvest from

On 07/08/2014 09:25, "Ian Stuart" <Ian.Stuart at ed.ac.uk> wrote:

>On 06/08/14 15:47, Andrew Beeken wrote:
>> Hello all!
>> I?m currently looking at building applications that sit to the side
>> of Eprints but tap into the data it stores. What I?m hoping to be
>> able to get, possibly via an OAI scrape, is a list of all of the
>> authors stored in the system so that I can create a lookup table in
>> my app ? is this straightforward?
>As an OAI-PMH set, yes.... very easy
>$oai->{sets} = [
>   ......
>   { id=>"creators", allow_null=>0, fields=>"creators_name"},
>   ......
>As a cgi call, or in code, is slightly more complicated.
>My initial thought would be to create a script that goes through the
>dataset and builds a "list of hashes": where the author details are
>stored in a hash, and one of those key/value pairs is a list of
>eprintids for the records they are listed as authors. Store this
>data-object on disk, and your API can call that to do whatever
>calculations you need.
>Depending on the size and activity of your Repository, you can build the
>"list-of-hashes" hourly, daily, or whatever.
>Ian Stuart.
>Developer: ORI, RJ-Broker, and OpenDepot.org
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