Friday, February 15, 2013

SRU Approved as OASIS Standard

News from OASIS via OCLC, that SRU has been approved as OASIS Standard.
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.

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.
Does SRW (Search and Retrieve via the Web) still have any life left? Once they were most often written together as SRU/SRW.

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