For service-level metadata, the GSDI registry has indexes for
both the place where the collection is hosted and the coverage
area of the content of the collection. These GSDI records (see
http://registry.gsdi.org/browse.php?order=title and choose any
record) are mapped as GILS records for searching. Search also
interoperates with UDDI and ebRIM service registry clients.
I can send you the pqf.properties file for a YAZ implementation,
if you like. Also, you can see how this service registry search
chains to collection search at http://www.search.gov/gsdi/ge.ppt
At 05:14 AM 3/30/2007, Mike Taylor wrote:
>Rob Sanderson writes:
> > On Thu, 2007-03-29 at 17:39 +0100, Mike Taylor wrote:
> > > In a ZeeRex-profile SRU application that we are just finishing off
> > > now, we need to search for targets by country of origin and bny
> > > library type (academic, public, legal, etc.)
> > >
> > > I can't find any appropriate CQL indexes for either of these in any of
> > > the existing sets. Can anyone point out indexes that I've missed? If
> > > not, we will have to introduce naughty temporary additions to the
> > > ZeeRex set until a better solution is found. (Yes, the country and
> > > library-type fields are in extensions to the ZeeRex record.)
> > At a database metadata level? eg the database is served from X country?
> > Or at a collection level? Eg the database represents items in a
> > particular country?
> > Given 'library-type' I assume the latter. Which to me is a collection
> > description issue, not a service description issue, and hence not a
> > problem that ZeeRex tries to solve at that level of granularity.
> > Thoughts?
>With my Stern Academic's hat on, I agree. With my Need To Get Stuff
>Done hat on, I don't. We both know that the purity of the ZeeRex
>record as a service-description-and-nothing-else is already hopelessly
>compromised by not just a few but many of the included fields. The
>ones I am describing here are entirely analogous to (for example) the
>databaseInfo section's description, author, extent, etc.
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