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Re: Wanted : PURL approval

From: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 10:01:44 -0400
Cc: "Norman Gray" <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk>, "Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche" <pierre-yves.vandenbussche@mondeca.com>, "public-lod" <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0D002750-68D2-4E3A-A04D-0761DA612E8C@3roundstones.com>
To: "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>
Thanks, Jeff!

Regards,
Dave




On Jul 2, 2012, at 09:57, Young,Jeff (OR) wrote:

> 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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