A LOM Profile (and if appropriate Index set) for SRW would be a very
useful addition to the SRW standard, if someone were interesting in
taking that on?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew J. Dovey
> Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 12:20 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Cc: 'Z39.50 Next-Generation Initiative';
> [log in to unmask]
> Subject: FW: [Fwd: [Fwd: [Elena Info] Public Draft Version
> Query API / Networking Session at IST2003]]
> Dear Bernd,
> If you don't mind could I make one correction plus draw your
> attention to a closely related initiative?
> Firstly your comments about Z39.50 are somewhat out of date.
> There is a 2002 revision to the standard (see
> http://www.niso.org/standards/resources/Z39-50-200x.pdf) and
> work on incorporating XML schemas as returned record schemas
> (see http://lcweb.loc.gov/z3950/agency/agree/request-xml.html).
> However, more pertinently to your request for similar
> initiatives not covered by the related work, there has been
> quite a lot of activity developing a generic search
> WebService (using SOAP and related technologies) call SRW,
> and a generic query language (CQL) retaining the better parts
> of the Z39.50 strategy (without, hopefully some of the
> baggage) - in particular the concept of being able to search
> on abstract indexes indepedently of metadata schemas rather
> than within the context of a given metadata schema, which is
> extremely important for interoperability.
> Further details of version 1.0 of the protocol which has been
> in use for over 9 months is at
> . Work is currently ongoing with version 1.1.
> Matthew Dovey
> Oxford University
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: The CETIS Metadata Special Interest Group
> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Phil Barker
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 2:33 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: [Fwd: [Fwd: [Elena Info] Public Draft Version Query
> > API / Networking Session at IST2003]]
> > I haven't yet had a chance to take a look at this, but it
> > looks like it
> > might be interesting to some of you. If you do make any
> comments then
> > consider cc'ing them to this list.
> > Cheers, Phil.
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: [Elena Info] Public Draft Version Query API /
> > Networking Session
> > at IST2003
> > Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 19:30:14 +0200
> > From: [log in to unmask]
> > Reply-To: [log in to unmask]
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Dear stakeholders in the inter-operability of learning repositories,
> > Allow us to announce our first public draft of an query
> interface for
> > learning repositories that is available at:
> > http://nm.wu-wien.ac.at/e-learning/interoperability/query.pdf
> > The interface specification was build upon the following
> > . The query interface must be designed to query
> heterogeneous metadata
> > schemas. No predefined schema registration shall be required.
> > . The query interface must not require a specific query
> > language. Any query
> > language where metadata schemas can be referenced (e.g. QEL
> or XQUERY)
> > shall qualify for usage.
> > . The query interface must build upon existing standards of
> > the W3C such as
> > XML, RDF, and SOAP.
> > . The query interface must not require a specific network
> > architecture. One
> > shall be able to deploy the interface in a centralized,
> > network as well as in a peer-to-peer environment.
> > . The query interface must be based on a light-weight design,
> > which allows
> > for a fast implementation.
> > We kindly invite you to comment on the specification until
> the 15th of
> > October (please sent them to [log in to unmask]). If
> > you have worked
> > on a similar initiative that is not covered by the related
> > work section of
> > the paper, please drop a note.
> > Among other issues, such as semantic search and training management
> > optimization, the specification will also be openly discussed at the
> > IST2003 Networking Session. Our session entitled "ELENA:
> > Creating Smart
> > Spaces for Learning" will take place at the Fiera Milano
> > Congressi Center,
> > Largo Domodossola 1, I-20145 Milano (maps are available at:
> > http://europa.eu.int/information_society/istevent/2003/maps_an
> > d_hotels/getti
> > ng_around_milan/index_en.htm)
> > Room: "Yellow 1 - Teatro San Carlo"
> > Time: Saturday, 04/10/2003 (14:00 - 15:30)
> > We are looking forward to meeting many of you in person and get your
> > input and perspectives our research.
> > Your Elena Team
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> > Centre for Educational Technology Interoperability Standards (CETIS)
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