I've always thought that it's 'Search/Retrieve Web Service'
But as pointed out, the graphic in the Zing home doesn't say this.
What's everyone else's opinion? Either way, we should make the site
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Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 10:34:14 +0100 (MET)
From: Eskil H°yen Solvang <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Clarification: SRW is an acronym for ... ?
Dear Mr. Sanderson.
As a computer science MSc student at the Norwegian University of
Science and Technology, I'm currently writing a chapter about distributed
searching (SRU/SRW) in my thesis about metadata harvesting (OAI-PMH).
I'm contacting you because I'm a little confused with the
SRU/SRW abbreviation, and I just want an official statement.
The ZING homepage (http://www.loc.gov/z3950/agency/zing/zing-home.html)
says "Search/Retrieve for the Web".
The SRW homepage (http://www.loc.gov/z3950/agency/zing/srw/) says
"Search/Retrieve Web Service".
In my opinion the first definition covers the concept of SRU/SRW, while the
second one covers only the SRW protocol (which in fact is a web service).
I know it's just a small detail, and I guess you haven't put much effort
into this question, but details are also important in my opinion. I hope
you can clarify my confusion.
Thanks in advance!
Eskil H. Solvang,
MSc student at Norwegian University of Science and Technology,