TLA RESOLUTION FOR SUPPORT OF THE TEXAS Z39.50 IMPLEMENTORS GROUP

June 26, 1999

Adopted July 13, 1999

Tim Judkins

Cathy Hartman

Saralyn Shone

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WHEREAS

The Z39.50 Information Retrieval Protocol (ANSI/NISO Z39.50/ISO 23950) is intended to support search and retrieval of information among libraries, thus providing library patrons, staff, and administration with greater access to resources and maximizing the utility of existing information systems or consortia; and

WHEREAS

the Texas Z39.50 Implementors Group (TZIG), consisting of volunteers from state, public, academic, school, and special libraries, and Z39.50 product vendors and developers, felt the need to develop a subset of the specifications for use by library staff as Z39.50 is implemented in Texas; and

WHEREAS

the Z Texas Profile is intended to be aligned with and is being accepted as a basis for the international Z39.50 profile for library systems applications currently being discussed; and

WHEREAS

the TZIG Project goals include improving and broadening Texas citizens' access to networked information, improving Texas Librarian's understanding and use of Z39.50 products, and establishing one possible technical foundation for future sharing of the information assets of Texas; therefore be it

BE IT RESOLVED

That the Texas Library Association endorses the Z Texas Profile and the efforts of the Texas Z39.50 Implementors Group (TZIG) to continue to develop and publicize the Z Texas Profile to the vendor and library community.

Submitted by:

Sharon Castleberry, Chair, Automation and Technology Round Table

Cathy Hartman, Government Documents Round Table

 

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