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1 National Library of Canada Bibliothèque nationale du Canada Canada International Z39.50 Profile for Searching Virtual Catalogues Presentation by Barbara Shuh Information Analysis and Standards National Library of Canada Z39.50 Tutorial 10 August 1999

2 National Library of Canada Bibliothèque nationale du Canada Canada Studies on Z39.50 Basic Searching of Bib. Systems  Indicate Need for Agreement on  Indicate Need for Agreement on:   search indexes supported   search attributes supported   semantics for keyword searching   holding information provided   set of attributes used in configuration of clients   semantics for specifying key words

3 National Library of Canada Bibliothèque nationale du Canada Canada Why International?  Reluctance of vendors to develop profile specs for multiple national or consortial profiles.  National Library of Canada convened group to define international profile

4 National Library of Canada Bibliothèque nationale du Canada Canada Meetings  2 meetings with ZIG in 1998  not the right mix; needed input from users, not implementors  2 teleconferences held thus far in 1999  March and May  connecting Canada, U.S., U.K., Australia…  Goal: complete development by Dec

5 National Library of Canada Bibliothèque nationale du Canada Canada Basic Profile   Searching MARC-based library catalogues   using basic Bib-1 attributes   Not excluding, but delaying coverage of other functions   support of cross-domain searching and retrieval   implementation of GRS   searching holdings of museums and archives

6 National Library of Canada Bibliothèque nationale du Canada Canada Building on Existing Work  Working with Bill Moen (TZIG)  Internationalize existing work  Z Texas Profile  based on earlier profiles:  Models, vCuc, ONE  4 discussion papers on outstanding issues

7 National Library of Canada Bibliothèque nationale du Canada Canada Outstanding Issues:   Definition of title and subject searches (Judith Pearce)   Draft framework for holdings (Judith Pearce)   Issues re: how to handle a follow-up search after a Scan (Janifer Gatenby)   Clarification of the use of truncation and completeness attributes (Joe Zeeman)

8 National Library of Canada Bibliothèque nationale du Canada Canada Next Step  Meeting at Bath, August 1999  hosted by Dr. Paul Miller, Interoperability Focus, UKOLN  draft new Z39.50 International Interoperability Profile document  explore extending Profile beyond description of solely bibliographic resources

9 National Library of Canada Bibliothèque nationale du Canada Canada Contact info  Convenor: Carrol Lunau National Library of Canada Internet:  Mailing list:  Z39.50 Interoperability Profile Drafting Meeting, August 1999  focus/activities/z3950/int_profile/bath/


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