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Using python to play with a Fedora repository

December 14, 2007

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Firstly, you’ll need some extra libraries: (If you are using Windows, I’m afraid you are on your own with problems. I can’t help you, it’s not a system I use.) Get easy install from here: http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/EasyInstall(If that site is slowed to a trickle, just install ez_install.py from somewhere else that is trustworthy) Then, as root: […]

Dear Lazy web:

December 14, 2007

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In light of Zotero, is it worth implementing the unAPI for the next web interface I am creating for the archive?

Content Types in the Oxford Research Archive

December 13, 2007

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I started working on the Oxford research archive last year, and very early on, it seemed inevitable that a broad classification would be useful to distiguish between the types of things that were being submitted. I don’t mean distiguish between authors or file types or even between items containing images and those that didn’t. What […]

December 12, 2007

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A few things of note: I sm the proud new owner of an Asus Eee PC It comes with linux (Xandros) installed by default! It has all the usual bells and whistles – firefox -> youtube and internet radio works out of the box, openoffice, pidgen (instant messanger that handles just about every protocol, msn, […]

Examples of rdf linkage

December 11, 2007

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Linking items together by using an RDF store

December 11, 2007

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(Disclaimer: This is going to rapidly skip over functionality that is present in Fedora, and can be duplicated for other object stores given effort. The key pieces of functionality are that each item has a set of RDF triples that describe how it relates to other items, and that each item can be referenced by […]

The ‘rules’ of [digital] preservation

December 10, 2007

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These are not rules of how digital preservation should be done, but more like rules or statements of how preservation is or, more importantly, is not being done well and what I think might be done about it. The rules: First rule of preservation is that no creator is worried about preservation. Well, it’s less […]

Object ‘PID’s and UUID, why not?

December 10, 2007

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Handles, DOIs… schemes to provide unique, persistant identifiers. But what’s the one flaw that unites all of these schemes? They only work for as long as the people involved want them to. If the money dries up behind the Handle resolver, what then? What happens to attempts to assign the same handle to different items? […]

Defn. Repository

December 10, 2007

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When the word ‘repository’ tends to have two distinct meanings, depending very much on the person who hears it. It either means: A ‘repository’ is the CRUD, search and browse application that relies on a database to store the data it uses. (I’d like to term this the ‘EPrints’ view) Or, A ‘repository’ is a […]