Z39.50


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Z39.50

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Z39.50

An ANSI standard query language that is a simplified version of SQL. It is used on the Internet to search for documents. See WAIS.
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Its Z39.50 Distributed Library project is an international initiative designed to share resources among marine and aquatic science libraries.
They cover the impact of license agreements on access to information, assessing the Libqual+TM tools in improving service quality standards, bibliographic management software and the Z39.50 connection in Thai academic libraries, fair use, increasing information retrieval through subject access improvement, and open access literature in library and information science.
"This will also include the development of a Z39.50 function within the library software, which will act as a vehicle for downloading bibliographic information and enable increased cataloguing speed," she said.
It can be considered an even more lightweight protocol than SRU (Search and Retrieve via URLs), which is itself a lightweight search protocol intended to update and build on the successes and failures of Z39.50. OpenSearch and SRU developers have exchanged ideas, but the two initiatives remain separate.
In the same way, adherence to the Z39.50 search standard allows libraries and their users to routinely share information between their catalogs worldwide, without the need for any direct relationship or contact other than the reliance on a shared search standard.
This online database allows access to more than 100,000 MARC records that can be copied directly into collections through a Z39.50 client or the Web.
The online system also grants direct access to hundreds of thousands of high-quality MARC records that can be copied directly into collections through a Z39.50 client or a Web search.
This paper discusses two efforts that offer solution paths to interoperability of the Z39.50 standard protocol for information retrieval.