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Creating a web application from scratch, backed by Fedora-Commons and Apache Solr (Part 1)

February 24, 2008


(Part 1 will detail the installation and setup of the basic system, services and libraries needed for a Fedora-Commons/Apache Solr backed web ‘service’. Subsequent parts will deal with configuring and feeding the search engine, and constructing a web interface to handle article/blog/comment posting and using OpenID for authentication.) Step 1 – Get a nice clean […]

Conclusions on UUIDs and local ids in Fedora

January 9, 2008


I mentioned earlier about the possibility of using UUIDs as Fedora identifiers. I’ll write my conclusion first and then the reasoning later for all you lazy people out there 🙂 Conclusions Fedora repositories that wish to use UUIDs as identifiers should have the namespace ‘uuid’ added to the list of <retainPids> in fedora.fcfg. The 32 […]

Object ‘PID’s and UUID, why not?

December 10, 2007


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? […]