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Re: Request for advice/comments/ideas

From: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 06:43:41 -0500
Message-ID: <f032cc061002050343t45204a49u57f3846018983139@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C e-Gov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 7:56 AM, Chris Beer <chris-beer@grapevine.net.au> wrote:
> The architecture for the repository will be a customised Sharepoint document
> library (SQL backend) with added fields etc for RDA and DC based metadata
> (AGLS for those who know about it). A "Cool URI" system will be used. Cover
> sheets and versioning will be used. A Persistant URL resolver service
> (Handle) will be used, either in-house or via a third party, also in the gov
> domain - this will assist in archival management and citation. Web crawling
> will be the primary third party method of indexing our content, but we will
> also be supporting RSS feeds (looking into Atom atm as well) and Web
> Services. Public interface will be a search form which searches on the
> metadata fields, not the Sharepoint fields.
>
> Thoughts?

Sounds like a fun project Chris. I wonder have you all thought at all
about how content gets into the repository? I guess one use case I
would be interested in exploring would be an mechanism that allowed
trusted partners to push content to the repository. This would allow
your service to become part of a publishing workflow that wouldn't
require people to upload documents manually.

If you do have to provide some functionality in this area you might
want to look at AtomPub (RFC 5023) [1]. It's basically a RESTful,
webarch friendly way of pushing content using HTTP. As a point of
reference the digital library / repository community has seen some
uptake/experimentation in the Fedora, DSpace and Eprints worlds via
the Simple WebService Offering Repository Deposit project [2].

//Ed

[1] http://bitworking.org/projects/atom/rfc5023.html
[2] http://swordapp.org/
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