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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

FAQ for DRIVER Guidelines

DRIVER has written an FAQ to accompany the DRIVER Guidelines.  It focuses on technical questions that arise in running a DRIVER-compliant repository.  For example:

The records in my institution's repository all link to the full text of the article which is free to access. However, some of these articles are not stored on my institution's server. For example when an academic joins my institution, records of their previous publications are added to our repository and linked to the file still held on their old institution's repository and server. Will this cause any difficulty for DRIVER in harvesting from my repository?

No this will not cause a problem for DRIVER. DRIVER searches for a URL in the metadata record that links to the document. There are no specific constraints regarding the URL as long as it is valid.