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Re: versioning

From: Herbert Van de Sompel <hvdsomp@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:41:26 -0600
Message-ID: <CAOywMHfBR8pW2uZ2ynVNdOOHA5wVUSnqxRuv=QHKXoYPc4E7xQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-dwbp-wg@w3.org" <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Cc: Herbert Van de Sompel <hvdsomp@gmail.com>
On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 8:29 AM,  <Manuel.CARRASCO-BENITEZ@ec.europa.eu> wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> Warning regarding Memento: the more programs one has to go through to get to the data, the
> harder the long-term preservation.

I am not sure I understand this comment. Memento is not a program. It
is an HTTP-based mechanism to access resource versions. And Memento is
not about preservation but, in some cases (eg web archives), is used
as the protocol to access preserved materials.

>
> Disclaimer: I like Memento -:). I was in a presentation a few years ago; I think it was a IETF meeting > is Maastricht.
>

I did a tiny presentation on Memento at the Maastricht IETF indeed. It
was very early days of the protocol. It eventually took 4 years and a
lot of testing and interactions with varies parties to finalize the
protocol specification.

Cheers

Herbert

> Regards
> Tomas
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Herbert Van de Sompel [mailto:hvdsomp@gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 16, 2015 3:47 PM
> To: public-dwbp-wg@w3.org
> Cc: Herbert Van de Sompel
> Subject: versioning
>
> Hi all,
>
> With regard to Data versioning
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/dwbp/#dataVersioning>, it seems to me it would
> be good to take the existence of the Memento protocol (RFC 7089) [1]
> into account when temporal versions are considered.
>
> The Memento protocol specifies various approaches to support
> recognizing and accessing temporal resource versions, including:
> - the Memento-Datetime header used to convey version datetime of a resource
> - a so-called TimeMap, which is a list of resource versions.
>
> A simple description of how the Memento protocol relates to resource
> versioning is available at [2].
>
> Greetings
>
> Herbert Van de Sompel
>
> [1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7089
> [2] http://mementoweb.org/guide/howto/
>
>
> --
> Herbert Van de Sompel
> Digital Library Research & Prototyping
> Los Alamos National Laboratory, Research Library
> http://public.lanl.gov/herbertv/
>
> ==
>



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Herbert Van de Sompel
Digital Library Research & Prototyping
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Research Library
http://public.lanl.gov/herbertv/

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