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RE: [SKOS] presentation information and thesaurus displays (views) (was RE: [SKOS] ISSUE-33 "Minimal Fix" Proposal)

From: Stella Dextre Clarke <sdclarke@lukehouse.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 09:20:31 +0100
To: "'Houghton,Andrew'" <houghtoa@oclc.org>, "'SWD WG'" <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Cc: <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c7ba26$5f45c500$0300000a@DELL>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Houghton,Andrew
> Sent: 26 June 2007 18:50
> To: SWD WG
> Cc: public-esw-thes@w3.org
> Subject: RE: [SKOS] presentation information and thesaurus 
> displays (views) (was RE: [SKOS] ISSUE-33 "Minimal Fix" Proposal)

> Note, while [ISO 2788-1986] is the latest ISO standard, the 
> NISO standard which it was based on has been updated.  I'm 
> not sure where the revised NISO standard is with regard to 
> ISO.  The revised NISO standard can be found here:

> Andy.

Just to clarify the current status of ISO 2788-1986, it is indeed the
latest International Standard, but a project (named ISO NP 25964) is
just now getting under way to revise it, together with ISO 5964, basing
the revision on the British Standard BS 8723.

As to ANSI/NISO Z39.19, it never has had a formal relationship with ISO
2788. The developers of the first edition, in 1974, certainly took pains
to maintain compatibility with ISO 2788. They did not, however, choose
to adopt ISO 2788 as a national standard, as was done in some other
countries. (In the UK, for example, ISO 2788 and BS 5723 became one and
the same thing, and remained so for two decades until BS 5723 was
superseded by BS 8723-1 and BS 8723-2 in 2005.) Successive updates of
Z39.19 have retained their independence from ISO 2788.

Let us hope we can continue to have as much compatibility as possible.
(Project Leader, ISO NP 25964)

Stella Dextre Clarke
Information Consultant
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