Although part of the problem is that you might want to offer any service on the basis of an OpenURL the major use case is supply of a document (either online or via ILL) - so it strikes me you could look at DAIA http://www.gbv.de/wikis/cls/DAIA_-_Document_Availability_Information_API ? Jakob does this make sense?
Owen On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Eric Hellman <e...@hellman.net> wrote: > OK, what does the EdSuRoSi spec for OpenURL responses say? > > Eric > > On Apr 30, 2010, at 9:40 AM, Ed Summers wrote: > > > On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 9:09 AM, Ross Singer <rossfsin...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> I actually think this lack of any specified response format is a large > >> factor in the stagnation of OpenURL as a technology. Since a resolver > >> is under no obligation to do anything but present a web page it's > >> difficult for local entrepreneurial types to build upon the > >> infrastructure simply because there are no guarantees that it will > >> work anywhere else (or even locally, depending on your vendor, I > >> suppose), much less contribute back to the ecosystem. > > > > I agree. And that's an issue with the standard, not the implementations. > > > > //Ed > > Eric Hellman > President, Gluejar, Inc. > 41 Watchung Plaza, #132 > Montclair, NJ 07042 > USA > > e...@hellman.net > http://go-to-hellman.blogspot.com/ > -- Owen Stephens Owen Stephens Consulting Web: http://www.ostephens.com Email: o...@ostephens.com