Links to Z39.50 resources
- Z39.50 Maintenance Agency at
the Library of Congress
The official source for all Z39.50
documentation. It also maintains the useful
Implementors, information about
Implementors Group (ZIG) and
a collection of
- Z39.50 Resources
Maintained by the Institute for Learning and Research Technology,
University of Bristol.
- Z39.50 resources
at the National Library of Canada
The National Library of Canada
maintains a set of useful resources as part of its Virtual Canadian Union
Catalogue (vCuc) project.
- Z39.50 archive in
This very useful mirrored collection is a lot quicker for
Europeans to access than the (mostly North American) originating sites. It
contains among other things a mirror of the Z39.50 standard itself and all the
main public domain Z39.50 software. Files are updated once a week.
- Index Data
Index Data is a
Danish consulting and software development company which specialises in Z39.50.
They have been involved in several European projects such as
ARCA. They produce
YAZ (Yet Another Z39.50 Toolkit) and
Zebra (a free-text indexing and
retrieval engine with a Z39.50 front end
The Center for Networked
Information Discovery and Retrieval carries out research, development,
coordination and promotional activities in the area of NIDR software
applications, including WWW and Z39.50. Their
package includes Z39.50 tools
A useful review of Z39.50 clients (now both public domain
and commercial) carried out by Andrew Wood in Australia, including Bookwhere?,
CanSearch, GeoPac, IrTcl (YAZ), Isite, VIZION Pro, Willow, WinPAC, ZNavigator
to Web gateway survey
This supplements the above client survey and
covers Isite, GeoWeb, the Stanford Gateway, WebCAT and WebPAC.
- Z39.50: Part 1- an
overview and Z39.50:
Part 2 - Technical Details (Peter Evans). In Biblio Tech Review
(both parts updated April 1999).
- Connecting and
sharing: the emerging role of Z39.50 in library networks (Andrew Wells,
Judith Pearce, Linda Groom and Bronwyn Lee, National Library of Australia).
Presented at the VALA Conference, Melbourne, 28-30 January 1998.
distributed library systems: Z39.50 in a European context (Lorcan Dempsey,
Rosemary Russell and John Kirriemuir, UKOLN). Article published in Program,
30 (1), January 1996.
Z39.50 information retrieval standard - Part I: a strategic view of its past,
present and future (Clifford A. Lynch), April 1997. Article published in
- EC Supported
Z39.50 Projects (Gordon Pedersen, Expert to DGXIII, Fischer & Lorenz).
Presented at the 63rd IFLA General Conference, 31 August - 5 September 1997.
- Z39.50 recent
developments and future prospects (Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress).
Presented at the Z39.50 seminar at the Royal Library of Belgium, September 1996.
and the World Wide Web (Sebastian Hammer and John Favaro), March 1996.
Article published in D-Lib Magazine.
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