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Hello,

I am forwarding an email I sent to the JISC-DEVELOPMENT list as it
relates directly to Jan Ashton's email to this list back in
March. Apologies if you have already received this email from
other lists.

Ashley.

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Subject: [JISC-DEVELOPMENT] An XML Schema for Holdings information
Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 15:37:53 +0100
From: Ashley Sanders <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: Ashley Sanders <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]

Hello,

We are currently developing a new version of Copac that will be able to
deliver MODS XML records. As part of this development we required some
way of representing library holdings within a MODS record. We wanted
a simple schema and one that was relatively easy for a human to parse.
As a result we have developed our own Holdings Schema. This is
potentially of interest to other JISC services, and particularly those
(JISC or otherwise) which re-use Copac data. We have produced a web page
describing the schema at:

     http://copac.ac.uk/schemas/holdings/

We'd be pleased to receive feedback on the schema -- particularly
as this is our first attempt at one.

There is also a very simple keyword search interface of a (very
volatile and small) test database of Copac MODS records at:

     http://copac.ac.uk/test/mods.html

The CGI script called from the above web page only returns MODS
XML records. If your web browser can cope with XSLT, you should
get a fairly reasonable HTML display. A "View Source" should
reveal the MODS record with our holdings schema elements embedded
inside the MODS <extension> element.

Regards,

Ashley.
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Ashley Sanders               [log in to unmask]
Copac http://copac.ac.uk A MIMAS Service funded by JISC