BEN Unmaintained Metadata Record Policy

During our scheduled quarterly harvest we harvest Metadata Records from each BEN collaborators who have provided us with a harvester URL. During this process if we are unsuccessful to access the provided harvester URL, we will contact the collaborator to find out if this downtime is temporary. If we hear back from the collaborator and find out that it is a temporary downtime then we will wait for 6 weeks, confirm with the collaborator that the harvester is working and run the harvest again. If the harvester is permanently down then all records from the harvester will be automatically deaccessioned

We will wait for 6 weeks to hear back from the