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[EP-tech] Re: OAI-PMH



That does seem like a better option, actually - I didn?t realise that the
advanced search had query string data which could be manipulated in that
way. Are there any gotcha?s we?d need to be aware of when doing this, i.e.
Any session data which may be passed in the string?

On 04/07/2014 16:12, "Sebastien Francois" <sf2 at ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:

>Couldn't you achieve something similar by:
>
>1- running an advanced search with your project code,
>2- exporting it to the format of interest to you,
>3- keeping track of the generated URL (in (2)) and use that to retrieve
>further data, with another project code?
>
>Remember that OAI is an harvesting interface:
>
>1- it will page stuff (resumptionToken) so your code will have to
>support pagination of results
>2- available formats are "Open Access" friendly (dc, mets, ...)
>
>Just a suggestion :)
>
>Seb.
>
>On 04/07/14 15:59, Andrew Beeken wrote:
>> Actually, this is quite handy - one of the things we?re looking to do
>> would require us being able to search for outputs using a given project
>> code; with this I can define the project code and add it to the
>>endpoint!
>> Thanks for this!
>>
>> On 04/07/2014 14:34, "Ian Stuart" <Ian.Stuart at ed.ac.uk> wrote:
>>
>>> On 04/07/14 14:20, Andrew Beeken wrote:
>>>> Hello all!
>>>>
>>>> Right, I?m stepping into the murky waters of using our OAI-PMH
>>>> endpoint to do? stuff! Basically a bit experimental at the moment. I
>>>> can get it to return a list of records as well as a specific record
>>>> based on a record ID, however, what I would like to be able to do is
>>>> some kind of rudimentary query, say, pass in a user ID in the query
>>>> string to return a list of records associated with that author?
>>> As Seb says, OAI-PMH is a harvesting system, not a query system
>>>
>>> In essence, what you have is a set of canned searches that return a
>>>list
>>> of results.
>>>
>>> You can certainly search for authors - in cfg/cfgd/oai.pl
>>>
>>> $oai->{sets} = [
>>>    ....
>>>    { id=>"creators", allow_null=>0, fields=>"creators_name"},
>>>    ....
>>> ];
>>>
>>> But have a good look at what the
>>> http://<your.server.address/cgi/oai2?verb=ListSets returns (and there's
>>> a reason for those bloody horrible SetNames)
>>>
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