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Press Release: Index Data [August 17, 2004]

Toronto University Libraries implements YAZ Proxy

August 17, 2004 - Copenhagen, London and Middletown, CT - The University of Toronto Libraries is now enabling access to its catalog via SRW services using YAZ Proxy. The University is using YAZ Proxy to enable users of Microsoft applications to search its catalogue from within those applications by using Microsoft's ResearchPane to formulate a query, and then using other software to translate that query into the SRW protocol, which is then sent on to the YAZ Proxy.

Alan Darnell, the Applications Programmer/Analyst who is coordinating the YAZ Proxy installation, explained, "We would prefer it if Microsoft supported SRW directly. The next best thing would be for YAZ Proxy to support ResearchPane directly." Darnell is currently discussing with Index Data the best approach to using YAZ Proxy to support access to library catalogs via web services.

SRW (the Search/Retrieve Web Service) Protocol was developed by the Z39.50 Implementor's Group to enable non-library resources that do not speak MARC or Z39.50 to directly access library catalogs via a standard XML-based protocol that uses Z39.50 semantics. YAZ Proxy, the most advanced Z39.50 server software available to libraries, fully supports SRW.

For more information on YAZ Proxy, visit www.indexdata.com/yazproxy.

About Index Data

Index Data, a software development and consultancy firm with offices in Copenhagen; London; Keene, NH and Middletown, CT, is the world's leading distributor of Open Source library application software. It's flagship product is the Keystone Digital Library Suite, which includes Keystone Retriever, a metasearch service; Keystone Organizer, a content management system; Keystone Resolver, an OpenURL link resolution service; and Keystone Harvester, an OAI-PMH compliant metadata harvester. Other products include YAZ Proxy, a new generation Z39.50 server; YakPac, a young people's search interface; and numerous Z39.50 programmers' tools and toolkits.


Summary: The University of Toronto Libraries is now enabling access to its catalog via SRW services using YAZ Proxy. The University is using YAZ Proxy to enable users of Microsoft applications to search its catalogue from within those applications by using Microsoft''s ResearchPane to formulate a query, and then using other software to translate that query into the SRW protocol, which is then sent on to the YAZ Proxy.
Publication Year:2004
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:August 17, 2004
Publisher:Index Data
Place of Publication:Middleton, CT
Company:
Company: Index Data
Products: YAZ Proxy
Libraries: University of Toronto
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Web services
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