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Bug#636380: ITP: libsru-perl -- framework for Search and Retrieval by URL

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Ben Webb <bjwebb67@googlemail.com>

* Package name    : libsru-perl
  Version         : 0.99
  Upstream Author : Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
* URL             : http://search.cpan.org/dist/SRU/
* License         : Artistic or GPL-1+
  Programming Lang: Perl
  Description     : framework for Search and Retrieval by URL

The SRU package provides a framework for working with the Search and
Retrieval by URL (SRU) protocol developed by the Library of Congress. SRU
defines a web service for searching databases containing metadata and
objects. SRU often goes under the name SRW which is a SOAP version of the
protocol. You can think of SRU as a RESTful version of SRW, since all the
requests are simple URLs instead of XML documents being sent via some sort of
transport layer.

You might be interested in SRU if you want to provide a generic API for
searching a data repository and a mechanism for returning metadata records.
SRU defines three verbs: explain, scan and searchRetrieve which define the
requests and responses in a SRU interaction.

This set of modules attempts to provide a framework for building an SRU
service. The distribution is made up of two sets of Perl modules: modules in
the SRU::Request::* namespace which represent the three types of requests;
and modules in the SRU::Response::* namespace which represent the various

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