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Re: ZNG - what is the long-range objective?

From: Ray Denenberg <rden@loc.gov>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 10:06:17 -0400
Message-ID: <3BB1E0D9.AEC7FBE7@rs8.loc.gov>
To: www-zig@w3.org
Hi Lief -- I appologize, at least on my behalf, and (provisionally) on behalf of
the other ZNG implementors for not responding to this message which I realize
was originally posted several months ago. We didn't ingore the question, I would
say that we didn't understand it (though that's no excuse for not responding).
Specifically, we don't understand why there is a perceived relationship between
Z39.50 (or ZNG) and OpenURL.  Perhaps you could elaborate? We have invited
Herbert Van de Sompel to the meeting in part to discuss OpenURL, and perhaps we
can explore the relationship then.


Leif Andresen wrote:

> To ZIG-list
> It is unclear to me what is the long-range objective of the actual
> ZNG-proposal.
> I can see two very different:
> A) A light weight protocol for search-and-retrieval for end-users in
> databases with no overlap to the Z39.50 system-to-system protocol.
> B) A protocol with focus on search-and-retrieval for end-user, but with
> extensions to carry library-to-library data exchange.
> The name ZNG - Z39.50 next generation - says B, men the text in the proposal
> say A.
> If A - why not co-operation with the OpenURL project? Some of the practical
> use of OpenURL are search-and-retrieval and not only linking.
> Best regards
> Leif Andresen
> Danish National Library Authority
> PS. I send this til ZIG-list 31-7-2001 where nobody reacted - may be the
> reason was holidays.

Ray Denenberg
Library of Congress
Received on Wednesday, 26 September 2001 10:06:09 UTC

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