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Re: Problems and Opportunities at purl.org

From: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:23:46 -0500
Cc: public-perma-id@w3.org, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Message-Id: <082C49C1-C4F0-4EEF-987D-42DC55BAC521@3roundstones.com>
To: brian.sletten@gmail.com
Thanks, Brian. That’s good to hear.

Regards,
Dave
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http://about.me/david_wood



> On Nov 10, 2015, at 16:23, brian.sletten@gmail.com wrote:
> 
> 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 <mailto:david@3roundstones.com>> wrote:
> 
>> Hi all,
>> 
>> OCLC has been having significant trouble maintaining purl.org <http://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 <http://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 <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 <http://w3id.org/> service, simply take over purl.org <http://purl.org/>. Jeff Young at OCLC, the current part-time maintainer of purl.org <http://purl.org/>, thinks it is a good idea.
>> 
>> The question is, do we wish to take over purl.org <http://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 <http://w3id.org/> system.
>> 
>> What say you?
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Dave
>> --
>> http://about.me/david_wood <http://about.me/david_wood>
>> 
>> 
>> 


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