SRU

SRU (Search/Retrieve via URL) is a pro­to­col based on HTTP to per­form data­ba­se que­ries. Search que­ries can be sub­mit­ted via a URL in CQL (Con­tex­tu­al Que­ry Lan­guage). The retur­ned results can be deli­ve­r­ed in various biblio­gra­phic for­mats via XML.

Formats offered by Leipzig University Library

The fol­lowing table lists the avail­ab­le out­put formats:

For­mat Name Type Descrip­ti­on
dc Dub­lin core application/xml Dub­lin Core
marcxml MARC XML application/xml MARC data in XML

General Settings

The fol­lowing table lists the gene­ral settings:

Base URL https://sru.finc.info
Data­ba­se de15
Cha­rac­ter set utf‑8
Record Sche­ma MARCXML, Dub­lin Core
SRU Ver­si­on 1.1

Search attributes

The fol­lowing table lists avail­ab­le search attributes:

dc.creator, dc.author Aut­hor, Institution
dc.title Tit­le
dc.identifier ISBN / ISSN / ISMN
bath.issn ISSN
bath.conferenceName Con­fe­rence name
bath.corporateName Cor­po­ra­te name
dc.subject Sub­ject
dc.date Date
dc.publisher Publis­her
bib1.vdnr VD Num­ber

Usage

You can access the ser­vice at sru.finc.info. You can retrie­ve the UBL cata­lo­gue via SRU by using the address https://sru.finc.info as BaseURL.

• Examp­le URL for a sear­ch­Re­trie­ve ope­ra­ti­on; the key­word “Basics” is sear­ched for in the tit­le index of the data­ba­se “de15” with a maxi­mum of 10 resul­ting records in the for­mat “marcxml”:

• Examp­le URL for a sear­ch­Re­trie­ve ope­ra­ti­on; the key­word “Basics” is sear­ched for in the tit­le index of the data­ba­se “de15” with a maxi­mum of 10 resul­ting records in the for­mat “dc”:

Combination of search attributes

• Examp­le URL for a sear­ch­Re­trie­ve ope­ra­ti­on; the key­word “Basics” in the tit­le index is sear­ched for by the aut­hor “Lem” in the data­ba­se “de15” with a maxi­mum of 10 resul­ting records in the for­mat “marcxml”:

For more infor­ma­ti­on, see http://www.loc.gov/standards/sru/

Automated queries

An auto­ma­ted retrie­val or auto­ma­ted down­load via script is limi­ted to 100 records per query.

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