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Re: NORZIG proposed new bib-1 Use attributes

From: Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 16:36:23 GMT
Message-Id: <200303191636.h2JGaNF09402@badger.miketaylor.org.uk>
To: carrol.lunau@nlc-bnc.ca
CC: www-zig@w3.org

> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 11:19:21 -0500
> From: Lunau Carrol <carrol.lunau@nlc-bnc.ca>
> Remember Bath was developed in 1999 and Bib-2 was far from being
> universally available then. At the meeting in 2002 in Dublin it was
> decided not to reference Bib-2 in the new release 2 of Bath since it
> was more important to nail down the holdings specifications and work
> with vendors to implement them than to change the attribute
> architecture on the large base of installed Z39.50 library systems
> using Bib-1. The discussions in Dublin also indicated that there
> were still some issues with Bib-2 and the interpretation of all the
> Bath searches, which now include searching of authority files.

Hi Carrol,

I do appreciate the reasons that Bath decided not to go with BIB-2,
and I understand why things have gone the way they have.

But that doesn't stop it being a tragedy.


	Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com>
	Software Engineer, Index Data UK.
Received on Wednesday, 19 March 2003 11:36:51 UTC

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