At 05:01 AM 10/27/2005, Eliot Christian wrote:
>OCA search interoperability with Z39.50 should be an easy sell, but
>it cannot be taken for granted. If you know anyone who may have
>influence with a current or potential partner in the OCA, please
>make the case that Z39.50 interoperability should be a basic
>requirement of any search service associated with OCA.
I consider myself very fortunate that Index Data and I are doing some
work for this incredible venture, and I can add that I feel extremely
confident that there will be good support for Z39.50, SRW, and SRU as
well as other metadata access mechanisms in fairly short order. I'd
urge anyone here to check out the OCA and the Internet Archive..
these people have done amazing stuff, and they're about to do much,
much more of it.
All the best,
Sebastian Hammer, Index Data, www.indexdata.com
Direct phone: (603) 209-6853 Fax: (603) 357-1813