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

Rob Tice rob.tice at k-int.com
Tue May 22 05:09:01 EDT 2007

Hi Leslie

There have been several replies to your initial posting all of which have a
slightly different take on your requirements.

Just for clarification.

Are you looking to take an OAI feed and make its contents additionally
available as a Z39.50/SRW/SRU target using the OAI feed itself to populate
the Z39.50 system?

Or are you looking to modify the underlying OAI database (data source) to
support Z39.50/SRW/SRU?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: oai-implementers-bounces at openarchives.org [mailto:oai-implementers-
> bounces at openarchives.org] On Behalf Of Leslie Johnston
> Sent: 21 May 2007 16:50
> To: Steven Bird; oai-implementers at openarchives.org
> Subject: [OAI-implementers] OAI and Z39.50 or SRU
> 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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