On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 04:17:30PM -0400, Ben Ostrowsky wrote:
> Can anyone suggest toolkits and/or point out things I should be pondering?

Check out IndexData's SimpleServer [1]

    SimpleServer is a Perl module which is intended to make it as simple
    as possible to develop new Z39.50 servers over any type of database
    imaginable. All you have to do is implement a function for
    initializing your database (optional), searching the database, and
    returning "database records" on request. The module takes care of
    everything else and automatically starts a server for you, listens
    to incoming connections, and implements the Z39.50 protocol. It
    couldn't really be easier.


Ed Summers
aim: inkdroid

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