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More of BS 8723 coming shortly

From: Stella Dextre Clarke <sdclarke@lukehouse.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 18:20:51 +0100
To: <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
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Dear Colleagues,
My messages to this list often mention BS 8723, and it is frustrating
not to be able to supply free copies of Parts 1 and 2 (which were
published by BSI in November 2005). I'm afraid most of the ISO member
bodies tend to have prohibitive pricing and copyright policies. But the
good news is that if a member of the SKOS community would be interested
in commenting on drafts of Parts 3 and 4, I can send you a copy shortly.

I should explain that the five parts of BS 8723, Guide to structured
vocabularies for information retrieval, are on the following subjects
.	Part 1: Definitions, symbols and abbreviations;
.	Part 2: Thesauri;
.	Part 3: Vocabularies other than thesauri [i.e. classification
schemes, taxonomies, subject heading schemes, ontologies, authority
.	Part 4: Interoperability between vocabularies [including
multilingual thesauri and mapping between vocabularies];
.	Part 5: Exchange formats and protocols for interoperability

Parts 3 and 4 are about to be released by BSI as Drafts for Public
Comment. Anyone can obtain copies by purchasing them from the BSI
website. But if you would like one in order to provide feedback, I can
send you an electronic copy free of charge. 

If you would like one, please let me know by the end of April:
- whether Part 3 or Part 4 or both;
- your name and email address
After I send it to you, the deadline for comments will be the end of

I'll look forward to hearing from you,
Stella Dextre Clarke
Convenor, BSI committee IDT/2/2/1

Stella Dextre Clarke
Information Consultant
Luke House, West Hendred, Wantage, Oxon, OX12 8RR, UK
Tel: 01235-833-298
Fax: 01235-863-298
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