Re: [CODE4LIB] use of OpenSearch response elements in libraries?

2008-06-24 Thread Ross Singer
Godmar, I know Nelsonville Public Library used to have OpenSearch feed, so did Talis, RedLightGreen and Georgia Tech. RedLightGreen's been gone for nearly two years now, Talis's Prism demo times out (although the Platform returns searches in OpenSearch, more on that in a minute). Ok, some

Re: [CODE4LIB] use of OpenSearch response elements in libraries?

2008-06-24 Thread Ross Singer
On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 10:48 AM, Ross Singer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Theoretically you should be able to also pass the argument record_type=dc or record_type=marc to give you dublin core or marc21, but there seems to be a bug there. I'll fix that today. Bah, this actually did work, I just

Re: [CODE4LIB] use of OpenSearch response elements in libraries?

2008-06-24 Thread Godmar Back
[ this discussion may be a bit too detailed for the general readership of code4lib; readers not interested in the upcoming WC search API may wish to skip... ] Roy, Atom/RSS are simply the container formats used to return multiple items of some kind --- I'm curious about what those items contain.

Re: [CODE4LIB] use of OpenSearch response elements in libraries?

2008-06-24 Thread Washburn,Bruce
Godmar, I'm one of the developers working on the WorldCat API. My take is that the API is evolving and adapting as we learn more about how it's expected to be used. We haven't precluded the addition of more record metadata to OpenSearch responses; we opted not to implement it until we had more

Re: [CODE4LIB] use of OpenSearch response elements in libraries?

2008-06-24 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
In general, is there a reason to have different metadata formats from SRU vs OpenSearch? Is there a way to just have the same metadata formats available for each? Or are the demands of each too different to just use the same underlying infrastructure, such that it really does take more work to

Re: [CODE4LIB] use of OpenSearch response elements in libraries?

2008-06-24 Thread Godmar Back
I too find this decision intriguing, and I'm wondering about its wider implications on the use of RSS/Atom as a container format inside and outside the context of OpenSearch as it relates to library systems. I note that an OpenSearch description does not allow you to specify type of the items

Re: [CODE4LIB] use of OpenSearch response elements in libraries?

2008-06-24 Thread Ross Singer
Actually, regarding this very point... One of the outcomes of Jangle is that I'd like to create a registry (like, say, a SKOS vocabulary) that defines an identifier for an agreed upon record format. You point out that conneg doesn't work for Atom or RSS payloads, but it wouldn't work, anyway.

Re: [CODE4LIB] use of OpenSearch response elements in libraries?

2008-06-24 Thread Mike Rylander
Wow, I'm coming into this thread late ... To answer Godmar up-thread, Evergreen's OpenSearch service returns data in more than 15 formats, including MARCXML and MODS. It was actually the first ILS to do so (with the exception of Ross's Voyager add-on), and also the first ILS to have an unAPI

Re: [CODE4LIB] use of OpenSearch response elements in libraries?

2008-06-23 Thread Roy Tennant
I believe WorldCat qualifies, although the API is not yet ready for general release (but soon): http://worldcat.org/devnet/index.php/SearchAPIDetails Roy On 6/23/08 6/23/08 € 8:55 PM, Godmar Back [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, are there any examples of functioning OpenSearch interfaces to

Re: [CODE4LIB] use of OpenSearch response elements in libraries?

2008-06-23 Thread Godmar Back
Thanks --- let me do some query refinement then -- does anybody know of examples where record metadata (e.g., MARCXML or DC) is returned as an OpenSearch response? [ If I understand the proposed Worldcat API correctly, OpenSearch is used only for pre-formatted citations in HTML. ] - Godmar On