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Re: Problems and Opportunities at purl.org

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 22:43:32 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhLPpdu1w6_VusywOgNvs4HPup8Mk+8-isf1NKRxqefgSQ@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 22:39, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
wrote:

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> On 10 November 2015 at 22:33, David Wood <david@3roundstones.com> wrote:
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>> 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.
>>
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> 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/
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> To power purl.org.  Just some food for thought.
>

Another idea.  If you want to be a bit more hard core, how about running a
100% linked data service such as:

https://github.com/linkeddata/gold

or

https://github.com/linkeddata/ldnode

Installation is easy e.g.

npm install -g ldnode

It has a user system, conneg, all sorts of MIME types, https, login, inline
editor, and importantly, access control lists.


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