A Case Study in Standards Evolution: Preliminary Results and Findings from an Examination of NISO Z39.50

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Table of Contents

A Case Study in Standards Evolution: Preliminary Results and Findings from an Examination of NISO Z39.50

Importance and Complexity

Presentation Overview

Motivation & Justification

The Research Study

Research Approach & Activities

Scope of the Study

Research Questions

Preliminary Conceptual Model

Brief History of Z39.50 Evolution

Main Study Findings

Two Key Concepts

Revising the Conceptual Model

Changing Relevant Environment of Standards Work System

Additional Study Findings for Each Stage

Additional Study Findings for Each Stage

Key Issues from Study

Evolutionary Standards

Role of Implementors as Participants in Standards Work

Boundaries of the Relevant Environment

Measuring Success of Standards Efforts

Standards Work System as Space of Social Interaction

Standards Work: Activities/Processes

Implications for NISO

NISO as Standards Services Provider

Topics for Future Research

Author: William E. Moen

Email: wemoen@jove.acs.unt.edu

Home Page: http://www.unt.edu/wmoen