[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Feature request: location/status feed

Geoff Sinclair geoffs at eclibrary.ca
Mon Oct 6 13:00:42 EDT 2008

Jason Etheridge wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 6:07 AM, Geoff Sinclair <geoffs at eclibrary.ca> wrote:
>> A web service of some sort (using RSS?) that would give a continual, nearly
>> real-time feed of changes to item availability status (whether it has been
>> checked out, moved to another location, etc.)
> Hi Geoff,
> Would you be more interested in specific item information or a more
> general "Is anything available at the moment for this title and
> library?"  Both are available from REST-like services, but not
> specifically as RSS, I don't believe.  Are you more interested in
> human-readable RSS that work just like search results or bookbags, or
> something else

I wasn't thinking of tracking updates on a specific item, but changes to 
all items in the catalogue. Something that would tell me, e.g.:

Item a was checked out at 2008-10-06 11:23:30
Item b was moved to the reserve location at 2008-10-06 11:23:35
Item c was checked in at 2008-10-06 11:23:37

Changes would be identified by item ID, and would be consumed by 
discovery interfaces that already know a lot more about the items in 
question, so it wouldn't be human readable as such. It doesn't have to 
be RSS, but I would want a way to do frequent polling for the changes 
from a given time.


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