Hello Omeka users!
I have a question about how the OAI harvester plug-in works. Basically, I am wondering if changes I make to a record in the Omeka interface will be preserved or wiped out when I re-harvest, if the feed hasn't changed. Also, will changes in the feed override any changes I make through the interface?
I want to make some corrections to records that have metadata errors. I want to re-harvest the whole collection for changes in other records without having the incorrect, non-changed records wipe out my work in the Omeka interface. However if the records I have fixed in Omkea change on the feed side in the future, I still want to be able to harvest those changes.
I think this should work, since OAI seems to look only for changes in the feed since the last harvest, rather than comparing the existing database to the feed. A test seems to suggest this works, but I want any input you all can give me before I start hand fixing 100 records or so. I hope my "successful" test doesn't just mean the feed is not harvesting properly!
Thanks for any advice you can give, and sorry for the long-winded post,