Improving Z39.50 Interoperability: Z39.50 Profiles and Testbeds for Library Applications

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An operating assumption for the networked environment is that many different information systems need to interoperate for users to successfully discover and retrieve distributed resources. Meaningful interoperability is often elusive. In the library community, the Z39.50 standard protocol (ISO 23950/ANSI/NISO Z39.50) for information retrieval promised seamless and transparent networked access to library resources. Too often, the reality has not lived up to the promise. This paper discusses two efforts that offer solution paths to Z39.50 interoperability.

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Moen, William E. August 2001.

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An operating assumption for the networked environment is that many different information systems need to interoperate for users to successfully discover and retrieve distributed resources. Meaningful interoperability is often elusive. In the library community, the Z39.50 standard protocol (ISO 23950/ANSI/NISO Z39.50) for information retrieval promised seamless and transparent networked access to library resources. Too often, the reality has not lived up to the promise. This paper discusses two efforts that offer solution paths to Z39.50 interoperability.

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  • Sixty-Seventh International Federation of Library Associations and Institutes (IFLA) Council and General Conference, 2001, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Moen, William E. Improving Z39.50 Interoperability: Z39.50 Profiles and Testbeds for Library Applications, paper, August 2001; [The Hague, Netherlands]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36283/: accessed June 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.