(Sorry for crosspostings. Please limit replies to one channel)
I have reasons to believe that the Document Availability Information API
(DAIA) will succeed as most practical API to get information about the
availability of holdings in libraries, at least if in open, environments
such as the Web (standards such as NCIP, SLNP etc. will never be used
outside of closed library systems).
I'd like to finally specify DAIA in a "version 1.0" that covers most
relevant use cases to a degree that we all can work with, so I am hereby
asking for comments. The current state is summarized:
* in my blog at http://t.co/5X6HkAhu
* in the current specification at http://purl.org/NET/DAIA
* in an XML Schema at http://purl.org/NET/DAIA/schema.xsd
* in an OWL Ontology at http://purl.org/ontology/daia/
* in an overview at
In particular I am interested in problematic cases such as digital (e.g.
licensed) publications, limitation types, special services etc.
I doubt that DAIA (or any other system) will fully handle all these
cases but at least a common generalization of most typical cases should
be possible with DAIA.
I prefer answers at the daia-devel-mailing list but you can comment
anywhere you like as long as it is linkable at the Web.
Thanks and Greetings,
Jakob Voß <[log in to unmask]>, skype: nichtich
Verbundzentrale des GBV (VZG) / Common Library Network
Platz der Goettinger Sieben 1, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
+49 (0)551 39-10242, http://www.gbv.de