[OAI-implementers] Requesting a part of a record possible with OAI-OMH?

Michael Nelson mln@cs.odu.edu
Tue, 20 Jan 2004 11:52:41 -0500 (EST)

this is a great idea and deserves its own thread...

for example, I've been meaning to add SRW to http://ntrs.nasa.gov/ in my
spare time.  Assuming that ever happens, it sure would be handy to "point"
to other protocol interfaces.

now all we need to do is come up with a pithy name for the description
container.  "otherProtocols" is kind of bland.  "associates"?
"colleagues"?  "family"?



On Tue, 20 Jan 2004, Hussein Suleman wrote:

> by now you have probably stopped reading this message, but if not, i
> have one last suggestion: how about an "other_protocol" description
> format for OAI-PMH Identify responses? does anyone else think it will be
> useful to know what other protocols can be used to interact with a data
> collection? for example, OCLC's ETD collection could list:
> <description>
>     <protocol:protocol xmlns:protocol="..." xmlns:dc="...">
>        <dc:title>SRW</dc:title>
>        <dc:identifier xsi:type="dcterms:URI">
>           http://www.loc.gov/z3950/agency/zing/srw/specifications.html
>        </dc:identifier>
>        <dc:coverage xsi:type="protocol:version">1.0</dc:coverage>
>        <protocol:baseURL>
>           http://alcme.oclc.org/srw/search/NDL/SearchRetrieveService
>        </protocol:baseURL>
>     </protocol:protocol>
> </description>
> could this possibly be useful for discovery/advertising of services? it
> is somewhat halfway between "friends" and WSDL and might already be done
> - anyone have pointers? or thoughts in general?
> ttfn,
> ----hussein
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> hussein suleman ~ hussein@cs.uct.ac.za ~ http://www.husseinsspace.com
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Michael L. Nelson mln@cs.odu.edu http://www.cs.odu.edu/~mln/
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