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Re: Problems and Opportunities at purl.org

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:57:12 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOk_reGCV74nu1uQSa=5WCLGf3JkfyfqzYAaZK5eMAaHBgczig@mail.gmail.com>
To: Thomas Baker <tom@tombaker.org>
Cc: Norman Gray <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk>, Pemanent Identifier CG <public-perma-id@w3.org>
Semi-resurrecting this thread.  Is there still interest in porting the
purl.org stuff over to w3id.org?

On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 5:19 AM, Thomas Baker <tom@tombaker.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 01, 2016 at 04:47:20PM +0000, Norman Gray wrote:
> > >But I don't remember anyone offering us that
> > >domain.
> >
> > My _impression_ was that OCLC was willing to pass on the purl.org
> > domain, as well as the database contents, to a suitably constituted
> > successor.  I got that impression because I believe the widely
> > assumed goal is at least (b), and that wouldn't be possible without
> > a bequest of the domain.
>
> I have posted various updates to the Dublin Core community [1,2,3].  We
> have not heard anything from OCLC about their plans directly, though Jon
> Phipps noticed that the OCLC Bib PURL service was coming back online
> [4].  Cynthia Whitacre of OCLC notes: "Since it was introduced, the
> programming language in which it was written is no longer used for
> current OCLC applications.  This has caused challenges as we looked for
> a solution, but we believe we now have one" but directs users with
> questions or concerns about purl.org itself to OCLC's Support Desk.
>
> Tom
>
> [1] https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=ind1511&L=
> DC-ARCHITECTURE&D=0&P=3711 (Nov 2015)
> [2] https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=ind1603&L=
> DC-ARCHITECTURE&P=11997 (recent)
> [3] https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=ind1603&L=
> DC-ARCHITECTURE&P=14384 (recent)
> [4] http://listserv.loc.gov/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1603&L=consrlst&T=0&P=490
>
> --
> Tom Baker <tom@tombaker.org>
>



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Shane McCarron
Managing Director, Applied Testing and Technology, Inc.
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