Buzz - Z39.88
looks at the current landscape of persistent identifiers, describes several current services, and examines the theoretical background behind their structure and use.
identifies criteria for determining which data in various library systems could be more beneficially shared and managed at a network level.
and a team of colleagues describe unAPI, a tiny HTTP API for serving information objects in next-generation Web applications.
Theo van Veen
shows with the help of an example, how standardised descriptions of services can help users control the integration of services from different providers.
outlines the planned changes to the ISBN standard and its impact on the information community and the book trade.
reports on a conference about current and future uses of the proposed OpenURL Framework Standard Z39.88-2004.