Technical Committee 46
Subcommittee 4
Working Group 10


XML Schema for Holdings Information Project



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The scope of this project was described in the New Work Item Proposal (2004-10-17). Specifically, the scope includes:

1.  An abstract holdings schema, based on the Z39.50 holdings schema version 1.4, November 2002, at http://lcweb.loc.gov/z3950/agency/defns/holdings1-4.html

2.  A corresponding XML schema, with emphasis on:

  • Functionality

  • Clarity

  • Simplicity. The committee should consider this question: does the existing schema try to do too much, and is it consequently too complex?

  • Compatibility, with:

    • existing version (1.4).

    • other initiatives: e.g. MODS.

    • ISO 10324 Holdings statements -- Summary level; ANSI/NISO Z39.71-1999 Holdings Statements for Bibliographic Items.

    • MARC format.

    • The respective roles of, and relationship between, the abstract and XML schemas.

    • XML style.



 

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