Thank you Eric.
I've put up a "bibliography" page,
with a link from the SRW home page.
Eric's article is the only entry so far, please send contributions.
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From: "Eric Lease Morgan" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 3:22 PM
Subject: [XML4LIB] introduction to the sru
> (Please excuse the cross-postings.)
> While I am tooting my own horn here, and recording it in mailing list
> archives for posterity, the folks at Ariadne have published an article
> I wrote called "An Introduction to the Search/Retrieve URL Service
> (SRU)". From the article:
> This article is an introduction to the "brother and
> sister" Web Service protocols named Search/Retrieve Web
> Service (SRW) and Search/Retrieve URL Service (SRU) with
> an emphasis on the later. More specifically, the article
> outlines the problems SRW/U are intended to solve, the
> similarities and differences between SRW and SRU, the
> complimentary nature of the protocols with OAI-PMH, and
> how SRU is being employed in a sponsored NSF (National
> Science Foundation) grant called OCKHAM to facilitate an
> alerting service. The article is seasoned with a bit of
> XML and Perl code to illustrate the points. If index
> providers were to expose their services via SRW and/or
> SRU, then the content of the 'hidden Web' would become
> more accessible and there would be less of a need to
> constantly re-invent the interfaces to these indexes.
> I think these Web Service protocols, SRW/U, hold A LOT of promise for
> searching the "hidden Web". I think it behooves us folks in Library
> Land to implement these protocols against locally developed,
> Internet-accessible indexes. Since the stuff returned from queries
> against SRW/U implementations are pure XML it is much easier to reuse
> this stuff for many and varied purposes. Display. Storage. Syndication.
> Meta searching. Etc.
> "Just give me the data!"
> Eric Lease Morgan
> University Libraries of Notre Dame