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Re: Wanted : PURL approval

From: Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche <pierre-yves.vandenbussche@mondeca.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 14:11:31 +0200
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To: Norman Gray <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk>
Cc: public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>
On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Norman Gray <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk> wrote:

>
> Pierre-Yves, hello.
>
> On 2012 Jul 2, at 09:47, Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche wrote:
>
> > While I consider PURL as a good practice for vocabulary publication, it
> is
> > clear that this is a long way where even the bravest can be discouraged.
> >
> > After one week, I'm still waiting for my domains approval (After that I
> > will need to wait for my PURL redirection approval) ... And therefore can
> > not publish either my vocabulary or my data.
> >
> > So I come up with this question: is this a normal delay :) ?
>
> Unfortunately, I think it is normal, since the approvals are granted by
> hand rather than automatically, and the maintenance of purl.org is done
> on a best-efforts basis.
>
> Looked at from one point of view, it's unfortunate that an
> increasingly-important part of the web's structure (or an
> increasingly-visible part, at least) is maintained on a shoestring, but
> that's just a matter of finding the maintenance money from somewhere;


I can only deplore that fact.


> from the other point of view, creating a purl domain is a fairly
> heavyweight commitment into the future, so one could claim that it 'ought'
> to be a relatively heavyweight process.
>

According to you, is there a documentation of the approval procedure ?


>
> But after a week... I would ping them to enquire about the delay.  I think
> when I contacted them it was via <
> http://www.oclc.org/research/feedback/form.asp?project=PURL>
>

Thank you for this advice.


>
> Best wishes,
>
> Norman
>
>
> --
> Norman Gray  :  http://nxg.me.uk
> SUPA School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK
>
>
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