RE: Basic Semantic Repository & ISO 11179 & Z39.50 ?"Verina Horsnell. CSAC Europe.830 4833. REO2 F/H8" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: RE: Basic Semantic Repository & ISO 11179 & Z39.50 ?
Z39.50 and the BSR
Z39.50 was developed by NISO (USA). The international
equivalent of this committee is ISO TC 46, Information
and Documentation. ISO TC 46, whose interchange standards
preceded EDIFACT, recognised early on the dangers of
developing incompatible message systems and data elements,
and therefore the need for harmonization, have participated
from the start in identifying the requirement for and the
development of the BSR.
The data elements for use with Z39.50 and other bibliographic
information interchange standards are recorded in ISO 8459, an
International Standard published by ISO TC 46. Three parts of
ISO 8459 are now published and two in progress. A comparison
of data elements in one part of ISO 8459 and UN/TDED was undertaken
early in the development of the BSR by the ISO/TAG7 Data Element
Coordination Group, (The predecessor of the BSR Management
You may also be aware that ISO TC 46 is currently planning to
fast track Z39.50 as an International Standard.
I hope that this helps to place the connection between
Z39.50 and the BSR activities.
Chair ISO TC 46