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Receiving time out errors when harvesting CONTENTdm OAI repository

  • Requests to our CONTENTdm OAI-PMH repository time out when attempting harvests.
Applies to

CONTENTdm OAI repositories are a PHP-based service, and including specific criteria will considerably slow down the process, even causing time-out failures. Requests like the following are often subject to failure:

When placing requests, only place requests for the full repository:

The only workaround for time-out failures is to request the full repository and post-process for the desired results.

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