software (actually anything classic computer related) directory
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Wed Mar 21 16:34:24 CDT 2007
> > Some mention has been made on the list with regards to a "global" list of
> > classic computer related artifacts, be those documents (manuals), software
> > bits, other historical ephemera, etc. The concept I've been working with is
> > defining a standard record format for interchange amongst those that wish to
> > participate. Think of this as something like ANSI X.12 (Electronic Data
> > Interchange).
> Seth would probably be better qualified to talk about this, but there is an
> exchange protocol in LOCKSS that may be useful for this, though it is geared
> more towards electronic copies of documents, including province, access
> rights, etc. in a distributed content environment.
I should think that the Library of Congress MARC database format, which
seems to be an international standard would be able to handle this. There
are lots of tools for manipulating MARC data, including programming
libraries for various languages (I use Perl).
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