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

From: Matthew Dovey <matthew.dovey@las.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 13:11:22 -0000
Message-ID: <1BE993D0525EB945BF05127E705C97064A69B1@MERCURYXULIB.ulib.ox.ac.uk>
To: "Robert Sanderson" <azaroth@liverpool.ac.uk>, "Mike Taylor" <mike@tecc.co.uk>
Cc: <quinn@indexdata.dk>, <www-zig@w3.org>
> As probably the people describing the content of the database 
> are not the 
> same people as describing the technical specs, this also 
> means that they 
> can be two completely separate records if desired.

In practice, it is quite likely that aligning services and collections
can be very problematic:

COPAC in the UK for example, provides access to a number of collections
(it being a Union catalogue of various UK Universities) - each
subcollection is however also available from the library system at that
University.

The American Memory project(s) form a collection which spans multiple
services. A typical archive maybe bequested to multiple institutions
thus providing another collection which spans multiple services. 

It therefore, (to me), seems to make sense to separate out the
collection descriptions from the more technical service access
descriptions (with interlinks between them).

Matthew
Received on Monday, 25 February 2002 08:11:22 UTC

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