Prototype: Query a Library Image Database

This is a prototype of an image retrieval application which uses the Z39.50 information retrieval standard to query a library catalog which refers to image files which can be viewed via the World Wide Web.

For example, try searching for the term "smuggler". After a few modifications are made to the code, the query will return this, which contains a link to view the actual image identified by the catalog record.


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Prototype Background

This is a prototype demo of how open standards like Z39.50 and the World Wide Web can provide innovative solutions for libraries, as proposed in a grant to ACLIN (Access Colorado Library and Information Network) from the Department of Education.

It would not have been possible without the kind help of Thorn Roby of CARL corporation, Kevin Gamiel of CNIDR (Clearinghouse for Networked Information Discovery and Retrieval, pronounced Snider), the staff of the Boulder Public Library and Neal McBurnett