ERIC Number: ED472859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
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XML and Bibliographic Data: The TVS (Transport, Validation and Services) Model.
de Carvalho, Joaquim; Cordeiro, Maria Ines
This paper discusses the role of XML in library information systems at three major levels: as are presentation language that enables the transport of bibliographic data in a way that is technologically independent and universally understood across systems and domains; as a language that enables the specification of complex validation rules according to a particular data format such as MARC; and,finally, as a language that enables the description of services through which such data can be exploited in alternative modes that overcome the limitations of the classical client-server database services. The key point of this paper is that by specifying requirements for XML usage at these three levels, in an articulated but distinct way, a much needed clarification of this area can be achieved. The paper concludes by stressing the importance of advancing the use of XML in the real practice of bibliographic services, in order to improve the interoperable capabilities of existing bibliographic data assets and to advance the World Wide Web integration of bibliographic systems on a sound basis. (Contains 44 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Bibliographic Records, Bibliographic Utilities, Information Systems, Library Services, Models, Online Systems, Programming Languages
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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