[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Unpublished records and OAI

Andy Boze Boze.1 at nd.edu
Thu Aug 5 12:27:47 EDT 2021

Hi, all.

I'm hoping someone can enlighten me as to the expected behavior of 
unpublished, put previously published, records and OAI harvest. In the 
documentation at < 
https://archivesspace.github.io/tech-docs/architecture/oai-pmh/ >, it 
states "Unpublished and suppressed records and elements are not included 
in any of the OAI-PMH responses."

We've tested that, and it works as described; however, if a published 
record is harvested, then the record is unpublished, should a subsequent 
harvest indicate that the record has been deleted? If not, then any 
system that has harvested the record will retain it. From what I can 
tell, ASpace does not send an OAI deleted status for records that become 
unpublished, which seems contrary to information I found at < 
 >, "[i]f a record is no longer available then it is said to be deleted."

Does anyone have any thoughts? Is there possibly an OAI setting I've 
missed? Thanks!

Andy Boze, Associate Librarian
University of Notre Dame
271H Hesburgh Library
(574) 631-8708

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