SRU (Search and Retrieve via URL) 2.0 has been approved as a standard by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS). SRU is the web-based successor to Z39.50.Does SRW (Search and Retrieve via the Web) still have any life left? Once they were most often written together as SRU/SRW.
Functionality supported by SRU includes defining a standard query grammar for complex interoperable searching, the ability to specify the format of the documents returned and the mime-type of the response. SRU includes a capability to allow client software to query the server for functionality, include a complex description of the databases being searched.
Friday, February 15, 2013
News from OASIS via OCLC, that SRU has been approved as OASIS Standard.