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Use Cases/Holdings

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A “Holding” annotation asserts that a particular library holds a copy of a particular item (e.g. book). Thus the body is a structured description of the holding, including the holding library, its location, call number of the item, access conditions, etc. The target is a resource description of the item.

Use Case: Lucy is looking for a copy of the book Plum Island, by DeMille. She would like to find a local library that holds a copy, within her town of Independence Missouri. She searches by author/title and finds the resource description. She then searches for Holding Annotations attached to the resource description, and discovers that Blue River Library has a copy, which she is able to borrow.


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Contributed by Ray Denenberg