[OAI-implementers] OAI and Z39.50 or SRU

Ian Ibbotson ian.ibbotson at k-int.com
Mon May 21 12:13:03 EDT 2007

For a while we experimented with an OAI feed for Index Data's Zebra
information server that could be run periodically against a set of OAI
data providers to inject updates into zebra (Sorry, Zebra is one of the
hottest Z39.50 and SRW/U Server components around) using the Z39.50
extended service for update. It all seemed to work quite well, but there
wasn't really any demand for it at the time.. if there's interest now,
I'm sure we can revive the code and rebuild it using the latest versions
of JZKit and Zebra and stick it up on sourceforge.


On Mon, 2007-05-21 at 11:50 -0400, Leslie Johnston wrote:
> I am now considering this same topic that was raised on this list a 
> year ago.  I'm not looking to make a Z39.50 resource available as 
> OAI, I'm wondering if I can additionally expose an existing OAI data 
> provider using Z39.50 or SRU.  It's one of many ideas we're bouncing 
> around for setting up a metasearch target for a particular collection.
> At 05:21 PM 5/27/2006, Steven Bird wrote:
> >The LOC Z39.50 site [1] lists an OAI/Z39.50 gateway, and links to [2]
> >(dated March 2003).  However, this latter site doesn't seem to exist
> >any more.  Can anyone tell me if there is an OAI gateway to Z39.50, or
> >better still, an aggregation service over libraries [3] that exposes
> >oai_dc records?  I'm aware of WorldCat, but it looks like there's only
> >a one-directional flow of information from OAI to WorldCat.  Thanks
> >for any advice.
> >
> >[1] http://www.loc.gov/z3950/agency/profiles/profiles.html
> >[2] http://frasier.library.uiuc.edu/research.htm
> >[3] http://www.loc.gov/z3950/
> >
> >-Steven Bird
> >
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