Lorcan Dempsey; Rosemary Russell; John Kirriemuir; Aslib.
|注意：||Title from title screen (viewed Dec. 5, 2003).
In: Program : electronic library and information systems, vol. 30, no. 1, January 1996.
|详述：||Mode of access: World Wide Web.|
|其他题名：||Program--Vol. 30, no. 1
Program (Belfast, Northern Ireland : Online).
|责任：||Lorcan Dempsey, Rosemary Russell and John Kirriemuir.|
Z39.50 is an information retrieval protocol. This article gives a functional overview of the protocol itself and the standards background, describes some European initiatives which make use of it, and outlines various issues to do with its future and acceptance. It is argued that Z39.50 is a crucial building block of future distributed information systems but that it needs to be considered alongside other protocols and services to provide useful applications.