[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Unpublished records and OAI

Majewski, Steven Dennis (sdm7g) sdm7g at virginia.edu
Thu Aug 5 12:38:57 EDT 2021

I’ve definitely seen deletions logged in my EAD OAI harvests, however, I haven’t tried to trace what actions are connected with those deletions or how it handles unpublishing portions or archival objects. 
I would suppose that it should update the EAD on the next harvest dropping the unpublished content, and a deletion only occurs when the top level resource is unpublished, but I can’t confirm that is does what I assume it should. 
( I would have to set up some test instances, as for most of the sites I’m harvesting from, I can’t view resources in the staff interface to check against the OAI harvest. ) 

— Steve. 

> On Aug 5, 2021, at 12:27 PM, Andy Boze <Boze.1 at nd.edu> wrote:
> 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 I'm hoping someone can enlighten me as to the expected behavior of unpublished, put previously published, records and OAI harvest.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, it states "Unpublished and suppressed records and elements are not included in any of the OAI-PMH responses."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 We've tested that, and it works as described; however, if a published record is harvested, then the record is unpublished, should a subsequent harvest indicate that the record has been deleted?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 From what I can tell, ASpace does not send an OAI deleted status for records that become unpublished, which seems contrary to information I found at < https://www.openarchives.org/OAI/openarchivesprotocol.html#DeletedRecords >, "[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!
> -- 
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