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Index Z39.50

Z39.50 is an international standard client–server, application layer communications protocol for searching and retrieving information from a database over a TCP/IP computer network. [1]

37 relations: American National Standards Institute, Application layer, Bath Profile, Bath, Somerset, Client–server model, Communication protocol, Computer network, Contextual Query Language, Database, Dynix (software), Hypertext Transfer Protocol, Integrated library system, Interlibrary loan, International Organization for Standardization, International standard, Internet protocol suite, Koha (software), Library, Library and Archives Canada, Library of Congress, National Information Standards Organization, Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, OpenSearch, OpenURL, Port (computer networking), Reference management software, Representational state transfer, Search/Retrieve via URL, Search/Retrieve Web Service, SOAP, SPARQL, URL, Web service, Wide area information server, Working group, World Wide Web, XML.

American National Standards Institute

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States.

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Application layer

An application layer is an abstraction layer that specifies the shared communications protocols and interface methods used by hosts in a communications network.

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Bath Profile

The Bath Profile is an international Z39.50 Specification for Library Applications and Resource Discovery.

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Bath, Somerset

Bath is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths.

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Client–server model

The client–server model is a distributed application structure that partitions tasks or workloads between the providers of a resource or service, called servers, and service requesters, called clients.

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Communication protocol

In telecommunication, a communication protocol is a system of rules that allow two or more entities of a communications system to transmit information via any kind of variation of a physical quantity.

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Computer network

A computer network, or data network, is a digital telecommunications network which allows nodes to share resources.

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Contextual Query Language

Contextual Query Language (CQL), previously known as Common Query Language, is a formal language for representing queries to information retrieval systems such as search engines, bibliographic catalogs and museum collection information.

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A database is an organized collection of data, stored and accessed electronically.

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Dynix (software)

The Dynix Automated Library System was a popular integrated library system, with a heyday from the mid-1980s to the late-1990s.

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Hypertext Transfer Protocol

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, and hypermedia information systems.

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Integrated library system

An integrated library system (ILS), also known as a library management system (LMS), is an enterprise resource planning system for a library, used to track items owned, orders made, bills paid, and patrons who have borrowed.

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Interlibrary loan

Interlibrary loan (abbreviated ILL, and sometimes called interloan, interlending, document delivery, or document supply) is a service whereby a patron of one library can borrow books, DVDs, music, etc.

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International Organization for Standardization

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.

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International standard

International standards are standards developed by international standards organizations.

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Internet protocol suite

The Internet protocol suite is the conceptual model and set of communications protocols used on the Internet and similar computer networks.

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Koha (software)

Koha is an open source Integrated Library System (ILS), used world-wide by public, school and special libraries.

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A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing.

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Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) (in Bibliothèque et Archives Canada) is a federal institution tasked with acquiring, preserving and making Canada's documentary heritage accessible.

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Library of Congress

The Library of Congress (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States.

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National Information Standards Organization

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is a United States non-profit standards organization that develops, maintains and publishes technical standards related to publishing, bibliographic and library applications.

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Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting

The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is a protocol developed for harvesting (or collecting) metadata descriptions of records in an archive so that services can be built using metadata from many archives.

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OpenSearch is a collection of technologies that allow publishing of search results in a format suitable for syndication and aggregation.

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OpenURL is a standardized format for encoding a description of a resource within a Uniform Resource Locator (URL), intended to help Internet users to find a copy of the resource that they are allowed to access.

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Port (computer networking)

In computer networking, a port is an endpoint of communication in an operating system, which identifies a specific process or a type of network service running on that system.

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Reference management software

Reference management software, citation management software, company reference software or personal bibliographic management software is software for scholars and authors to use for recording and utilising bibliographic citations (references) as well as managing project references either as a company or an individual.

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Representational state transfer

Representational State Transfer (REST) is an architectural style that defines a set of constraints and properties based on HTTP.

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Search/Retrieve via URL

Search/Retrieve via URL (SRU) is a standard search protocol for Internet search queries, utilizing Contextual Query Language (CQL), a standard query syntax for representing queries. Samplecode of a complete answer for this SRU Query-URL: http://philosophy-science-humanities-controversies.com/XML/sru.php?version.

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Search/Retrieve Web Service

Search/Retrieve Web service (SRW) is a web service for search and retrieval.

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SOAP (originally Simple Object Access Protocol) is a messaging protocol specification for exchanging structured information in the implementation of web services in computer networks.

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SPARQL (pronounced "sparkle", a recursive acronym for SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language) is an RDF query language, that is, a semantic query language for databases, able to retrieve and manipulate data stored in Resource Description Framework (RDF) format.

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A Uniform Resource Locator (URL), colloquially termed a web address, is a reference to a web resource that specifies its location on a computer network and a mechanism for retrieving it.

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Web service

The term web service is either.

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Wide area information server

Wide Area Information Server (WAIS) is a client–server text searching system that uses the ANSI Standard Z39.50 Information Retrieval Service Definition and Protocol Specifications for Library Applications" (Z39.50:1988) to search index databases on remote computers.

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Working group

A working group or working party is a group of experts working together to achieve specified goals.

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World Wide Web

The World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or the Web) is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet.

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In computing, Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.

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ANSI Z39.50, Bib-1, ISO 23950, Z39.5, Z3950.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z39.50

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