Using ZeeRex with SRW

26th February 2004

Author: Rob Sanderson <>


The commentary for the ZeeRex XML schema describes in detail all of the differences between describing Z39.50 and SRW. However, the SRW specific information is summarised below.

First of all, you should skim over the overview document before heading into the commentary about the schema. This commentary contains everything you need to know about how to use the schema, in a hopefully up to date and easy to follow fashion.

SRW Summary

Assuming that you do not want to know anything about how ZeeRex works with Z39.50, you can skip sections 5.2 and 6 in the commentary as they are specific to the older protocol. The rest, however, is pertinent to SRW.

The differences are:

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