Tor Arne Dahl writes:
> I've started looking into the SRU standard documents again, trying
> to finalize a first version of the Norwegian NorZIG profile. We're
> making a profile for the domain of bibliographic search. I'm a bit
> confused and would be pleased if someone could help me with the
> following questions:
> 1) What is the status of the Bath context set at <URL:
> http://zing.z3950.org/srw/bath/2.0/ >? This is not among the
> registered context sets at the SRU website.
Hi, Tor. That set was made in an attempt to make the simplest
possible SRU/W specification that could express all of the searches
described in the Bath Z39.50 profile. I think it succeeds pretty well
in that, but I don't think it's been used much, or maybe at all.
I think it's a mistake that it's not registered at the SRU site: Ray,
please can you add it?
> 2) What is the status of the MARC context set at <URL:
> http://www.loc.gov/standards/sru/resources/marc-context-set.html >?
> This is among the registered context sets, but seems a bit complex
> and unfriendly to implementers outside the library domain.
> 3) What is the status of the bib context set, described at <URL:
> >? This document has been a draft since June 2006. Any plans to
> make a final version of this in the near future?
These two initiatives started as part of a push to "sort out"
bibliographic searching in SRU, making it completely rigorous. But
I'm not sure anyone cared enough to make them happen -- DC searching
seems to be 9/10ths of the game these days -- and I've not heard
anything about either effort for a long time now.
I think if you're making a profile, then the first of these -- the
older Bath profile -- is probably the most practical approach to
take. But that could just be author bias :-)
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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