Re: very old archives?

Cecilia Preston (
Fri, 14 Nov 1997 08:05:18 -0800

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Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 08:05:18 -0800
From: Cecilia Preston <>
Subject: Re: very old archives?

Michael & Peter,

>From previous messages:

Michael: Wasn't the term Internet Serial Number used at one point?

Peter: I think I used the term "Internet Serial Numbers" or something like
it to cover the concept of a URN in my Masters' thesis.

From: Deutsch, Peter.  "Resource Discovery in an Internet Environment"
Master Thesis, School of Computer Science, McGill University June 1992.

p. 19 (yes I am looking at a hard copy)  Chapter 3 Design Issues.

There is mention of "Unique Resource Serial Numbers or URSNs" as a proposed
mechanism for solving problems of duplicates, similar names and retrieved
sets from multiple archives.

p. 26 section "Unique Resource Serial Numbers"

and in many other sections as the model is described.

If Peter doesn't have this up on the net somewhere, let me know what you
need and I will read this more carefully.  Please reference document


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