Exactly! I think it is a great mix. As it happens, the database I am
providing SRW/SRU access to is also our OAI database.
From: Alan Kent [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 10:25 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: LC's planned SRW/U Implementation
On Tue, Feb 12, 2002 at 09:48:06PM -0500, LeVan,Ralph wrote:
> I've seen SRW as an obvious part of OAI from the beginning. The existing
> OAI standard addresses aggregating databases into larger collections. But
> what to you do with the larger aggregated databases? SRW is clearly the
So you see SRW as a query mechanism against the aggregated database,
not an alternative to OAI to form the aggregated database? (That is
what I was thinking of too.)
So use OAI for data aggregation, and SRW for distributed searching.
An implementation can choose how to mix the two protocols to build
an overall system.