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Pushing the BagIt manifest concept a little further

February 20, 2009


I really like the idea of BagIt – just enough framework to transfer files in a way that errors can be detected. I really like the idea of RDF – just enough framework to detail, characterise and interlink resources in an extremely flexible and extendable fashion. I really like the 4 rules of Linked Data […]

Trackbacks, and spammers, and DDoS, oh my!

August 18, 2008


The Idea Before I give you all the dark news about this, let me set out my position: I really, really think that repositories communicating the papers that are cited and referenced to each other is a really good thing. If a paper was deposited in the Oxford archive, and it referenced a paper held […]

Ditching the DB-based blog for a semantic one

April 17, 2008


Why Yet-another-blog-engine? Well, blog engines tend to do the same things, their functionality is derived by simple views on a relational DB. To a large extent, I think that this RDB reliance has shaped the scope of what you can do with a blog and also I really feel it has guided how the blog […]

Using python to play with a Fedora repository

December 14, 2007


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: that site is slowed to a trickle, just install from somewhere else that is trustworthy) Then, as root: […]

Content Types in the Oxford Research Archive

December 13, 2007


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 […]

Examples of rdf linkage

December 11, 2007


Linking items together by using an RDF store

December 11, 2007


(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 […]