[greenstone-users] Re: OAI harvesting problem

From Anupama of Greenstone Team
DateMon Nov 17 17:31:58 2008
Subject [greenstone-users] Re: OAI harvesting problem
Copy of the contents of 2 mails for the mailing list


Hello Renate,

This seems to be a mystery. Last time I wrote, I had tried it on a Linux
machine. Just now I tried it on Windows. In both cases, I attempted to
do an OAIdownload from within GLI using GS2.80 first *and* also the
latest Greenstone 2. And it worked for me in all these instances.

I know that you mentioned that you already got GLI downloading from
other OAI servers, but will you try downloading 4 docs from a different
OAI server one more time? For example, would you try the OAI option in
the GLI Download panel using the following settings:
URL: http://www.nzdl.org/cgi-bin/oaiserver
set: oai-e
max records: 5

And can you tell us how you get on?

If that does not work, perhaps some of the bugfixes made in the download
panel for the latest release may have had the side-effect of getting
this to work for you. Could you try the updated new release from:
http://www.greenstone.org/download#snapshots-dist for your OS?

Can you also tell me what pressing the Server Information button in the
Download panel says?

Regards,
Anupama


Renate Morgenstern wrote:
>
>
>> Hi,
>> Thanks for the information. I first tried it at work where we have a
proxy server and then the GLI just hangs.
>> Then I tried from home with no proxy server and I get the following
information. I tried various sets, but with no success:
>> Any suggestion what could be wrong?
>> Regards
>> Renate
>> =========================
>> Gathering OAI identifiers.....
>> Server information is unavailable.
>> Gathering OAI identifiers.....
>> Server information is unavailable.
>> Gathering OAI identifiers.....
>> Server information is unavailable.
>> Gathering OAI identifiers.....
>> Server information is unavailable.
>> Gathering OAI identifiers.....
>> Server information is unavailable.
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Hi Renate,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> The URL you provided in your email is one that allows you to query
their server for the list of sets they have, whereas the base URL of the
oaiserver (the bit before the question-mark) is what the Download
Panel's OAI mode expects you to type in.
>>>>
>>>> That is, I think you need to use this URL:
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/o/oai/oai
>>>> Can you try it with the above URL?
>>>>
>>>> I tried it out with Greenstone 2.80 just now, using the following
settings in the Download panel > OAI:
>>>> URL: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/o/oai/oai
>>>> Set: mbooks:pdus
>>>> Max records: 4
>>>>
>>>> I got the "mbooks:pdus" for the setname from the URL in your
message. If you point your browser to
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/o/oai/oai?verb=ListSets, the page that
loads lists the various sets that the OAI server provides metadata for.
The second or third has the setSpec element set to mbooks:pdus
(<setSpec>mbooks:pdus</setSpec>).
>>>>
>>>> I hope this helps,
>>>> Anupama
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Renate Morgenstern wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> Using Greenstone to download records from OAI sites I do not have
a problem with most of the sites, e.g. Dspace, Eprints, etc. However,
when I tried it with the University of Michigan OAI records I get the
response that the 'server information is not available.'
>>>>> Here is the URL:
>>>>> http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/o/oai/oai?verb=ListSets
>>>>> Why is this?
>>>>> Thanks for the help in advance.
>>>>> Renate
>>>>>
>>>>> Mrs Renate Morgenstern
>>>>> University of Namibia Library
>>>>> Windhoek, Namibia
>>>>> Tel.: +264 61 2063869
>>>>> rmorgenstern@unam.na <mailto:rmorgenstern@unam.na>
>>>
>>> Mrs Renate Morgenstern
>>> University of Namibia Library
>>> Windhoek, Namibia
>>> Tel.: +264 61 2063869
>>> rmorgenstern@unam.na <mailto:rmorgenstern@unam.na>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> No virus found in this incoming message.
>>> Checked by AVG - http://www.avg.com Version: 8.0.175 / Virus
Database: 270.9.2/1785 - Release Date:
>>> 11/13/2008 9:12 AM
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Renate Morgenstern
>> P O Box 30664, WIndhoek, Namibia
>> Tel/Fax: 242124
>> Email: rmorgenstern@iway.na <mailto:rmorgenstern@iway.na>
>>
>>
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11/13/2008 9:12 AM
>
> Mrs Renate Morgenstern
> University of Namibia Library
> Windhoek, Namibia
> Tel.: +264 61 2063869
> rmorgenstern@unam.na
>