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Library Standards: Why Use and Support Them?

Date : Mar 19, 2003
Start Time : 11 a.m. Eastern
Length : 00:45:16

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Someone from the National Information Standards Organization once said, "The wonderful thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from." What exactly are Z39.50, EDI, X12, EDIFACT, NCIP, SICI, and ONIX? What is the point of all those cryptic-sounding letters? There are times when standards all seem to merge in a large bowl of alphabet soup. This presentation addresses existing and emerging standards and helps explain specific applications of standards in a library environment.

Shelley Neville ?Library Systems Analyst, Dynix

Shelley Neville is a Dynix library systems analyst with broad experience in library standards. In 2002, she co-edited NASIG 2001: A Serials Odyssey and has been active in standards boards throughout her career. Currently serving as education chair for Books and Serials Industry Communications, Ms. Neville has also served the North American Serials Interest Group for several years as a representative of the Serials Industry Standards Advisory Committee. She received her MLS from Brigham Young University and was featured in March 2002 as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in the scholars category.