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RE: Wanted : PURL approval

From: Young,Jeff (OR) <jyoung@oclc.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 09:57:22 -0400
Message-ID: <52E301F960B30049ADEFBCCF1CCAEF5910C42CFB@OAEXCH4SERVER.oa.oclc.org>
To: "Norman Gray" <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk>, "Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche" <pierre-yves.vandenbussche@mondeca.com>
Cc: "public-lod" <public-lod@w3.org>
As Norman suggests, checking and approving PURL requests isn't hard, but
it's a manual process and I have to remember to do it. I have a reminder
set to check 3 times a week, but some weeks are noisier than others.

I don't mind if people ping
http://www.oclc.org/research/feedback/form.asp?project=PURL sooner
rather-than-later. That will bring their request to my attention faster
than me randomly checking the site for new requests.

Jeff

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Norman Gray [mailto:norman@astro.gla.ac.uk]
> Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 5:32 AM
> To: Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche
> Cc: public-lod
> Subject: Re: Wanted : PURL approval
> 
> 
> 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; 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.
> 
> 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>
> 
> Best wishes,
> 
> Norman
> 
> 
> --
> Norman Gray  :  http://nxg.me.uk
> SUPA School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK
> 
> 
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