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Re: Problems and Opportunities at purl.org

From: <brian.sletten@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 13:23:09 -0800
Cc: public-perma-id@w3.org, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Message-Id: <04638F13-FF23-4158-8521-467C6887A39F@gmail.com>
To: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
I highly support this idea. There are URL types in PURL not supported by the w3id infrastructure, but a transition shouldn't be too hairy.

Also willing to help.

> On Nov 10, 2015, at 1:16 PM, David Wood <david@3roundstones.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> OCLC has been having significant trouble maintaining purl.org, which has led to both a lot of discussions on the PURLz software community list, but reductions in service.
> 
> Logins at purl.org 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):
>   https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/persistenturls
> 
> Monica Omodei of the Australian National Data Service proposed that this group and/or the operators of the w3id.org service, simply take over purl.org. Jeff Young at OCLC, the current part-time maintainer of purl.org, thinks it is a good idea.
> 
> The question is, do we wish to take over purl.org? 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 w3id.org system.
> 
> What say you?
> 
> Regards,
> Dave
> --
> http://about.me/david_wood
> 
> 
> 

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