Introducing Simple2ZOOM

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Introducing Simple2ZOOM

Mike Taylor-10

(Excuse the ZIG/ZNG cross-post: since this is about a tool that
connects the two together, it seems pretty appropriate :-)

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We're delighted to announce the release of another new product:
Simple2ZOOM, a sort of universal Swiss Army gateway that proxies
between Z39.50, SRU, SRU/POST and SRW. Although nearly all testing so
far has been with Z39.50-to-SRU configurations, it ought to work with
pretty much any combination of these protocols on the front- and
back-ends.

Simple2ZOOM is free-as-in-freedom, open source, software. It is
distributed under the same terms as Perl, that is, either under the
GNU GPL (General Public Licence) or the Artistic Licence -- your
choice.

Simple2ZOOM is implemented in Perl, as a tiny script that calls the
Net::Z3950::Simple2ZOOM Perl module. It is this module that is
distributed, and it's freely available on CPAN at
        http://search.cpan.org/~mirk/Net-Z3950-Simple2ZOOM/

We would like to gratefully acknowledge the National Library of
Australia for providing funding that enabled us to add lots of the
functionality and bring this product up to a releasable standard.

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         about troodontids in 1994, but don't care" -- Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.