OpenDOAR is indeed updated manually at present.
Administrators can contact us (http://www.opendoar.org/feedback.php)
directly, or use our suggestion form
(http://www.opendoar.org/suggest.php) to prompt updating or to suggest
new content to an entry description.
Jane H Smith
SHERPA Services Development Officer
University of Nottingham
Phone: 0115 951 4341
Fax: 0115 823 0549
SHERPA - www.sherpa.ac.uk
From: Repositories discussion list
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Leslie Carr
Sent: 23 October 2008 11:52
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Tracking Open Access Institutional Repository Growth
On 23 Oct 2008, at 11:24, Lucy Keating wrote:
> I appreciate that there are various caveats on the site about the
> and why there may be inaccuracies etc, but just wanted to observe by
> way of
> example, that ROAR stopped recording our new deposits in May this
> year. We
> are frozen in time on ROAR at 1,186 records, whereas we now actually
> have c.
> 5,300, of which 1,300 are full text.
It appears that ROAR froze the status of the Newcastle repository
because it was getting persistent errors from the OAI interface. There
don't seem to be any errors now - although the interactive OAI-PMH
repository validator (http://re.cs.uct.ac.za/) times out because the
repository isn't performing any flow control and provides all its
responses in a single (very large) record. I will check with the ROAR
> I've tried to get to the bottom of it (we are recorded accurately on
> DOAR, for example) but to no avail.
I believe that OpenDOAR do their repository size checks manually.
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