[EP-tech] Re: Institutional level: several repositories vs. one
bjohas+mw at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 17:18:10 BST 2015
thanks for the answer.
What if one did this the other way round, i.e. institution-wide repository,
and then do something on a departmental server to provide listings for that
On 3 April 2015 at 16:03, Ian Stuart <Ian.Stuart at ed.ac.uk> wrote:
> I understand what you are trying to do.... and, in theory, it's a good
> If the departmental eprints were standard (unmodified) systems, then
> each one can export records in the EPrint-XML format, and that will be
> the same for all repositories.... and thus compatible with the main
> Institution-level one.
> Where things start to fall down is when repositories become modified....
> and I don't mean in the templates and the way the web pages are
> displayed - I mean in the contents stored for each record:
> If one department classifies articles by research group, and another by
> subject classification, then you can't merge them.
> On 03/04/15 14:55, Bjoern Hassler wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I've got a newbie question, apologies if it's obvious.
> > Is anybody in this situation: Several eprints instances within an
> > institutiton (e.g. at departmental level), with an overall institutional
> > level repository (populated entirely through OAI Harvester or otherwise)?
> > Is this essentially supported out of the box by installing an
> > institution-level eprints instance, and letting it harvest the
> > departmental level instances?
> > From a users perspective, is the functionality is the same (i.e.
> > equally smooth, same look and feel, etc)? I.e. is there a difference
> > between "native" records (say departmental level) and "harvested"
> > records (institutional level), from the users perspective? By "user" I
> > mean the person browsing the repository ("anonymously") on the web -
> > obviously there's a difference from the contributors perspective.
> > Does it make sense for the institutional repository to harvest
> > departmental repositories? Or would it be preferable to have a single
> > institutional repository and generate listings for departments from it
> > (which should be viewable within the sub-domain owned by the
> > department)? If the latter is preferable, what would be the simplest way
> > of doing that? (Set up departmental repository, and let it harvest the
> > institutional one? Or are there other e.g. API-based options?)
> Ian Stuart.
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