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DAIA::Availability - Abstract base class of availability information


version 0.43


Availability in DAIA is modeled as a combination of service and status. The availability status is a boolean value - either something is available or it is not. The service must be one of presentation, loan, interloan, and openaccess or a custom URI. Additionally you can specify some details about the availability.

In general availability is encoded as an object of either DAIA::Available (status true) or DAIA::Unavailable (status false). There are several equivalent ways to define a given service as available:

  available( $service );
  available( service => $service ),
  DAIA::Available->new( $service );
  DAIA::Available->new( service => $service );

  availability( service => $service, status => 1 );
  availability( { service => $service, status => 1 } );
  availability( 1, service => $service );
  availability( $service => 1 );

Likewise there are several equivalent ways to define a service as unavailable:

  unavailable( $service );
  unavailable( service => $service ),
  DAIA::Unavailable->new( $service );
  DAIA::Unavailable->new( service => $service );

  availability( service => $service, status => 0 );
  availability( { service => $service, status => 0 } );
  availability( 0, service => $service );
  availability( $service => 0 );



Either true DAIA::Available or false DAIA::Unavailable. Modifying the status changes the object type:

  $a->status    # returns 0 or 1
  $a->status(0) # make $a a DAIA::Unavailable object
  $a->status(1) # make $a a DAIA::Available object

One of presentation, loan, interloan, and openaccess (highly recommended) or a custom URI (use with care). The predefined URLs with prefix are converted to their short form equivalent.


An URL to perform, register or reserve the service.


An array reference with limitations (DAIA::Limitation objects).


An array reference with DAIA::Message objects about this specific service.

Depending on whether the availability's status is true (available) or false (unavailable), the properties delay, queue, and expected are also possible.


A new availability can be created with the constructors of DAIA::Availability, DAIA::Available, and DAIA::Unavailable or with the shortcut functions available, unavailable, and availability which are exported in DAIA. You can also create a new availability object with the methods addAvailable, addUnavailable, and addAvailability of DAIA::Item.


DAIA::Item provides the default methods of DAIA::Object, accessor methods for all of its properties and the following methods

addMessage ( $message | ... )

Add a specified or a new DAIA::Message.

addLimitation ( $limitation | ... )

Add a specified or a new DAIA::Limitation.

status ( [ 0 | 1 ] )

Get or set the availability status (true for DAIA::Available and false for DAIA::Unavailable). This method may change the type of the object:

  $avail = available( 'loan' ); # now $avail isa DAIA::Available
  $avail->status(0);            # now $avail isa DAIA::Unavailable


This package implements a duration parsing method based on code from DateTime::Format::Duration::XSD by Smal D A.

parse_duration ( $string )

Parses a XML Schema xs:duration string and returns a DateTime::Duration object or undef.

normalize_duration ( $string-or-duration-object )

Returns a normalized duration (according to XML Schema xs:duration). You can pass a duration string or a DateTime::Duration object. Returns undef on failure.

date_or_datetime ( $date_or_datetime )

Returns a canonical xs:date or xs:dateTime value or undef. You can pass a DateTime object or a string as defined in section of the XML Schema Datatypes specification. Fractions of seconds are ignored.


Jakob Voß


This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Jakob Voß.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

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