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Press Release: Index Data [February 08, 2006]

Copyright (c) 2006 Index Data

Abstract: Index Data announced the release of ZOOM-Perl, a new Z39.50/SRW/SRU client API based on the YAZ toolkit.


Index Data is pleased to announce the release of ZOOM-Perl, a new Z39.50/SRW/SRU client API based on the YAZ toolkit.

ZOOM-Perl is based on the ZOOM abstract API (http://zoom.z3950.org/). Because it is based on the YAZ toolkit, it inherits the following key benefits from that toolkit:

  • Transparent support for Z39.50, SRW, snd SRU
  • Client-side CQL-parsing, so that CQL can be used as a query language against both Z39.50 and SRW/SRU targets
  • Mapping of MARC records to MARCXML
  • Mapping of MARC-8 and other character sets in retrieval records to UTF-8
  • Support for remote database administration in compatible servers (e.g. Index Data's Zebra)

ZOOM-Perl is intended to replace the Net-Z3950 API, but incorporating more of the benefits of the YAZ/ZOOM implementation. See also the introduction on the Net-Z3950 mailing list at http://lists.indexdata.dk/pipermail/net-z3950/2006-February/000598.html

Download and documentation from http://search.cpan.org/~mirk/Net-Z3950-ZOOM-1.01/

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Publication Year:2006
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:February 08, 2006
Publisher:Index Data
Place of Publication:Middleton, CT
Company: Index Data
Products: ZOOM-Perl
Subject: Product announcements
Record Number:11811
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
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