William E. MoenWilliam E. Moen

Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Sciences
Texas Center for Digital Knowledge, University of North Texas
PO Box 311068 Denton, TX 76203
Telephone: 940.565.3563 Fax: 940.565.3101
Email / http://www.unt.edu/wmoen

Dr. William Moen is a Fellow in the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge, and an Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas. His Ph.D. is from Syracuse University where he wrote his dissertation on the development of the Z39.50 information retrieval protocol standard.

He teaches courses on the organization of information, metadata and networked information organization and retrieval, and Z39.50. His research program includes the organization of networked resources; distributed searching and networked information retrieval; interoperability testing; and the development and implementation of technical standards.

A Web Services Approach for Search and Retrieve: The Next Generation Z39.50

-- October 14, 2004 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Building on the experience gained with the Z39.50 information retrieval protocol standard, a group of Z39.50 developers coordinated by the Z39.50 Maintenance Agency worked for the past two years to move the concepts of that protocol into a web services application. Their efforts resulted in the recently released specifications for the Search/Retrieve Web Service (SRW). SRW is an XML oriented protocol designed to be a low barrier to entry solution to performing searches and other information retrieval operations across the Internet. This presentation will provide an introduction and overview to this exciting new approach for interoperable information retrieval.


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