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ANSI/NISO Z39.56 (version 2) Serial Item/Contribution Identifier Standard (Donnell Ruthenberg) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 30 Jun 2000 21:05 UTC

Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 14:15:16 -0500
From: Donnell Ruthenberg <donnell@DRA.COM>
Subject: ANSI/NISO Z39.56  (Version 2),
 Serial Item/Contribution Identifie r standard

****Please reply to, not to SERIALST -- ed.

The latest version of  ANSI/NISO Z39.56  (Version 2), Serial
Item/Contribution Identifier standard was approved by the NISO voting
members in 1996. NISO operating procedures require that every approved NISO
standard be evaluated at a maximum of 5 years to determine its continuing
usefulness and relevance. It may be determined that the standard continues
to be relevant and useful and requires no changes, that the standard
continues to be relevant but needs modification due to changes in the
environment since it was last approved, or that the standard has ceased to
be of use to the communities for which it was designed and should be
withdrawn from the repertoire of active NISO standards.

The time is approaching for Z39.56 (SICI) to undergo such a review and your
input  is being solicited. Among the questions we would like feedback on

1) Does your organization use the SICI?

2) If your organization uses the SICI, for what application(s) is it used?

3) If your organization uses the SICI, are there any changes that could be
made to it to make it more useful in your environment?

4) If you organization does not use the SICI, what prevents you from using

5) To what future applications could the SICI be applied?

Any other input and feedback you would like to provide on the SICI or your
use of it that could be helpful to NISO as it undertakes this review of the
SICI and its future usefulness would be appreciated. Please feel free to
forward this note to any person or organization you think might be
interested in providing feedback on this.

Thank you

Please send replies and comments to

Mark H Needleman
Product Development Specialist - Standards
Data Research Associates, Inc
Member, NISO Standards Development Committee
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St Louis, MO 63132-1806
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(314) 993-8927 (fax)