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Definitions of ANSI Z39.50
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Information Retrieval ServiceDefinition and Protocol Specification for LibraryApplications, officially known as ANSI/NISO Z39.50-1992, andANSI/NISO Z39.50-1995. This standard, used by WAIS,specifies an OSI application layer service to allow anapplication on one computer to query a database on another.Z39.50 is used in libraries and for searching some databaseson the Internet. The US Library of Congress(http://lcweb.loc.gov/z3950/agency/) is the officialmaintanence agency for Z39.50.Index Data, a Danish company, have released a lot of Z39.50code. Their website explains the relevant ISO standardsand how they are amicably converging in Z39.50 version 4.0.Overview (http://nlc-bnc.ca/ifla/VI/5/op/udtop3.htm).Z39.50 resources(http://lamp.cs.utas.edu.au/net.html#Z3950).
By Denis Howe