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RE: ZNG dicussion

From: Gladwell, Kevin <Kevin.Gladwell@bl.uk>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 11:46:01 +0100
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To: www-zig@w3.org
Jacob Hallen Wrote:

>Rather than looking at Z39.50 as an isolated protocol, view it as
>something that needs to fit into an environment of multiple applications.
>Every library runs a webserver these days. Most libraries have a web
>search interface that handles the bulk of the needs of the public. Z39.50
>needs to fit in such a scenario.

Isn't this the crux of the matter that organisations need Z39.50 to easily
interoperate with other applications.  The new NCIP protocol messages are
defined in XML, both the work on library directories and the 3rd edition of
ISO ILL are likely to use XML.  Also exposure of Z39.50 as a Web Service is
likely to promote uptake beyond the library community.


Kevin Gladwell
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