Sorry Jonathan - meant to say thanks - and that your blog posts were already
my 'required reading' for doing anything with ils-di stuff!
On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 8:35 PM, Jonathan Rochkind <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I believe you are correct. The ils-di stuff is just kind of a framework
> starting point, not (yet) a complete end-to-end standards-constrained
> I believe you will find my thoughts and experiences on this issue helpful.
> My own circumstances did not involve collection-level anything, but I still
> ended up using an unholy mish-hash of several abused metadata formats to
> express what I needed.
> Owen Stephens wrote:
>> I'm working with the University of Oxford to look at integrating some
>> library services into their VLE/Learning Management System (Sakai). One of
>> the services is something that will give availability for items on a reading
>> list in the VLE (the Sakai 'Citation Helper'), and I'm looking at the
>> DLF-ILS GetAvailability specification to achieve this.
>> For physical items, the availability information I was hoping to use is
>> expressed at the level of a physical collection. For example, if several
>> college libraries within the University I have aggregated information that
>> tells me the availability of the item in each of the college libraries.
>> However, I don't have item level information.
>> I can see how I can use simpleavailability to say over the entire
>> institution whether (e.g.) a book is available or not. However, I'm not
>> clear I can express this in a more granular way (say availability on a
>> library by library basis) except by going to item level. Also although it
>> seems you can express multiple locations in simpleavailability, and multiple
>> availabilitymsg, there is no way I can see to link these, so although I
>> could list each location OK, I can't attach an availabilitymsg to a specific
>> location (unless I only express one location).
>> Am I missing something, or is my interpretation correct?
>> Any other suggestions?
>> PS also looked at DAIA which I like, but this (as far as I can tell) only
>> allows availabitlity to be specified at the level of items
>> Owen Stephens
>> Owen Stephens Consulting
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