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Subject: RE: [xri] Fwd: [Asis-standards] FW: NISO Ballot-OpenURL, Z39.88-200X

Hi Gabe
OpenURL in bullets:
- started life as a means of transporting metadata packaged in a URL string - hence the name (which is now something of a misnomer, but since we have not come up with anything better, we're stuck with it)
- OpenURL really took off in library community to address appropriate copy problem - looking at local holdings in preference to an authoritative (chargeable) version of a work
- was supposed to be fast tracked, but the standardization involved a complete generalization of the earlier work which was specific to different metadata formats
- the generalization makes it transport/format independent (was always application independent) in general terms it allows the use of defined vocabularies (from a registry) in contextualized applications
- since the transport/packaging is unspecified, OpenURL metadata packages can be used in arbitrary applications and allow the mixing of packages of metadata to build up context(s) in an information exchange
- uses metadata terms directly (by-value) and indirectly (by-reference) which can be strings or URI identifiers (was initially a custom identifier syntax, but public review led to the specification of URIs)
- the use of custom identifiers led to various feedbacks after which a sub-committee was agreed to establish the info: URI scheme to allow discussion of common resources that do not already have URI identifiers
- OpenURL has the potential to make a big impact, but is currently ghettoised within the library communities (there is little understanding of it outside this community (even within it there is suspicion that many will stop at the 0.1 version))
- it is basically the work of two people (with a couple of agitators ;): Tony Hammond (the more technical, recently ex-Elsevier and looking for a gig) and Herbert van der Sompel (the organizer, now at Los Alamos and the driver behind the OAI metadata harvesting protocol)
- they are good guys and would surely like to have this work developed further.
Perhaps I should join in this XDI initiative after all.
Hope this helps - please let me know if you need more details/insight.

Eamonn Neylon
Manifest Solutions
Tel: +44 1869 357156

-----Original Message-----
From: Wachob, Gabe [mailto:gwachob@visa.com]
Sent: 27 January 2004 18:25
To: xri@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: RE: [xri] Fwd: [Asis-standards] FW: NISO Ballot-OpenURL, Z39.88-200X

    Do you have a summary of activity here? We've looked at OpenURL in the distant past and I'm very curious to hear whats going on there.
-----Original Message-----
From: James Bryce Clark [mailto:jamie.clark@oasis-open.org]
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 8:49 AM
To: xdi@lists.oasis-open.org; xri@lists.oasis-open.org; uddi-spec@lists.oasis-open.org; regrep@lists.oasis-open.org
Cc: karl.best@oasis-open.org; robin.cover@oasis-open.org
Subject: [xri] Fwd: [Asis-standards] FW: NISO Ballot-OpenURL, Z39.88-200X

    FYI to our TCs concerned with distributed resource discovery.   I have omitted the PDF attachments here.  Jamie

-----Original Message-----
From: NISO Headquarters [mailto:nisohq@niso.org]
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 4:17 PM
To: niso-vm@list.niso.org
Subject: NISO Ballot-OpenURL, Z39.88-200X

* * * I am pleased to transmit for ballot the final text of the OpenURL standard, ANSI/NISO Z39.88-200X. The ballot period is: January 26, 2004-March 10, 2004.

The OpenURL standard is a syntax to create web-transportable packages of metadata and/or identifiers about an information object. Part 1 of the Standard introduces the ContextObject; Part 2 lists the initial content of the Registry to support implementation of the standard.

As you begin your review of the document please take time to read the Foreword as important background information is provided.

In February NISO will host a conference call-briefing session on this standard. As soon as the date and time are set you will receive a meeting announcement. Please send me any questions that come up in your review of the standard; your questions and early feedback will help frame the agenda for the briefing.

NISO standards represent a consensus built on the dedicated efforts of skilled, knowledgeable, and very hard working members of our community.  Reaching the ballot stage is an important benchmark in the standards development cycle; thanks and congratulations to the members of Standards Committee AX for their achievement:

Eric F. Van de Velde, Committee Chairperson
California Institute of Technology

Ann Apps
MIMAS-Manchester Computing University of Manchester

Oren Beit-Arie
ExLibris (USA), Inc.

Karim Boughida
Getty Research Institute

Karen Coyle
California Digital Library, University of California (now retired)

Todd Fegan
ProQuest Information and Learning

Tony Hammond
Elsevier Science Ltd.

Eric Hellman
Openly Informatics, Inc.

Lou Knecht
National Library of Medicine

Larry Lannom
Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI)

Clifford Morgan NISO SDC Liaison
John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Mark H. Needleman
SIRSI Corporation

Eamonn Neylon
Manifest Solutions

Philip Norman

Oliver Pesch
EBSCO Publishing

Harry Samuels
Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.

Herbert Van de Sompel
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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