Problems and Opportunities at

Hi all,

OCLC has been having significant trouble maintaining <>, which has led to both a lot of discussions on the PURLz software community list, but reductions in service.

Logins at <> are currently disallowed, so PURLs are not maintainable. Searching is also disabled. Libraries and researchers are suffering from the loss.

The PURLz discussions are being held here (subscription required):!forum/persistenturls <!forum/persistenturls>

Monica Omodei of the Australian National Data Service proposed that this group and/or the operators of the <> service, simply take over Jeff Young at OCLC, the current part-time maintainer of <>, thinks it is a good idea.

The question is, do we wish to take over <>? Could we? I am (very) willing to put time and effort into this, but note that the challenges include providing a user-friendly user interface over the current <> system.

What say you?


Received on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 21:16:47 UTC