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Re: Z39.50 on the web (and in print)

From: Robert Sanderson <azaroth@liverpool.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 15:22:56 +0000 (GMT)
To: Sebastian Hammer <quinn@indexdata.dk>
cc: <www-zig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0202221517590.27904-100000@gondolin.hist.liv.ac.uk>

> So what COULD work? Well, I see at least two different sources of reliable 
> target databases with varying levels of quality. One, national bodies 
> interested in library interoperability (something for which there *is* a 
> business case) have an interest in maintaining up-to-date lists of 
> important Z39.50 servers. Second, companies like ourselves and BookWhere 
> have an interest in maintaining lists to serve our own needs, or those of 
> our clients. Three ("I see at least *three* different sources!"), consortia 
> and development projects, maybe even LIS vendors have an interest in 
> providing these lists.

LIS Vendor case:  Look at all these people who are using Z39.50! -You- 
need to use Z39.50 as well or be left behind! Now come and see our new 
improved range of Z39.50 server technology which you can have for just a 
little bit extra.

Bonus points for Python reference. :)

Rob

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