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Re: Problems and Opportunities at purl.org

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 22:39:12 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhKyMby9U=s2-HJdZkFpXg_uis3-h4DZp9Shdw-A14f+gg@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
Cc: Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>, public-perma-id@w3.org, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
On 10 November 2015 at 22:33, David Wood <david@3roundstones.com> wrote:

> On Nov 10, 2015, at 16:26, Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 4:16 PM, David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
> wrote:
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>> 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 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 <http://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.
>>
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> Sounds like a good idea. Not being a user of purl.org and not being
> familiar with its interface, what is missing in our current Github-based
> workflow?
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> Purl.org <http://purl.org> has a user interface :) It is not grand (Brian
> and I created it in a rush), but it does allow library users to create
> accounts, create and modify their PURLs, search for PURLs, see basic
> history information, validate PURL targets. They can also request the
> creation of “domains” (paths) that administrators can approve or deny.
> Admins can also manage users and groups.
>

Github now serves RDF via gh-pages and has a decent workflow, https, mime
types, file extensoins and CORS (but no conneg).

I wonder if it may be possible to reuse a management system like GitLab

https://about.gitlab.com/

To power purl.org.  Just some food for thought.


>
> Regards,
> Dave
> --
> http://about.me/david_wood
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> Steph.
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