Eric Morgan: Jangle is a step in the right direction. DLF came up with a list of API features they want, and then Ross came along and said here's a simple RESTful implementation of a lot of that API, based on ATOM publishing protocol. We need a number of agreed upon shapes of URLs that do things like tell me the status of this book, authority information for a person. To what degree do we want to use something like Jangle in vufind? There aren't a lot of choices right now, and this seems like a good project to explore further.
What about XC?
They aren' t actually open source , no one has seen their code. They've approached both VuFind and Blacklight about incorporating the code from those projects, but aren't making any of their own code available . There's a lot of frustration around this project. How do we get them to participate with the larger community? There's a growing community of developers around these issues, and XC should be involved. Eric says someone should have explicitly invited them.
(interested in further development: Bess, Andrew, Gabe)