I stand corrected. ProQuest apparently has an SRU/W interface but requires you to contact them and request access on a user-by-user basis. I called their tech support this morning, but they wouldn't give me its baseURL without my signing a nondisclosure agreement (huh?). You may be able to get this information by looking at the configuration or plugin for it in your federated search engine or by calling them and getting a different support technician than the one I spoke to. :-)
Michael Witt, Purdue University
Interdisciplinary Research Librarian
Assistant Professor of Library Science
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Witt, Michael C.
> Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 8:39 AM
> To: 'Code for Libraries'
> Subject: RE: [CODE4LIB] ProQuest theses & dissertation xml gateway?
> To my knowledge, ProQuest does not have a web service that returns XML but you
> can use Z39.50 or ftp to retrieve MARC records and then flip them to XML
> locally. If you use Digital Commons (bepress IR product), it provides an OAI-
> PMH and SRU interface to the same records downstream as XML. Hope this helps
> Michael Witt, Purdue University
> Interdisciplinary Research Librarian
> Assistant Professor of Library Science
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> > Junus
> > Sent: Friday, November 06, 2009 4:30 PM
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> > Subject: [CODE4LIB] ProQuest theses & dissertation xml gateway?
> > Hi All,
> > Has anybody did a query against ProQuest Theses & Dissertation XML
> > gateway to get XML records back?
> > Would you mind sharing the info on how to do that?
> > Thanks in advance.
> > ranti.
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