On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 15:25, Tracy Seneca <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> One of the cases the UC3 folks talked over for EZID was the researcher who may have access to post files to a server but who doesn’t have any administrative access at all. So if I’ve got research data parked on a server at one university and I move elsewhere, it may be straightforward for me to move the files around, but I’m less likely to find an administrator (particularly at the old institution) to do link rewriting or even let me keep simple redirect files around.
That's particularly true if the institution hosting the research data
does not provide identifier redirection in their suite of research
data hosting services. I suspect it's rare to find such a service. I
see this as an opportunity for cultural heritage institutions. And
I'd be a lot more confident about an IT department's ability to manage
and maintain a URL redirection service built on vanilla Apache modules
rather than, e.g., Handle software.
Glad to hear this figured into EZID development.