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CIMI forum

From: John Perkins <jperkins>
Date: Thursday, September 26, 1996
The Consortium for the Computer Interchange of Museum Information
(CIMI) <http://www.cimi.org/cimi> invites interested persons to a
half-day technical information session on the CIMI Z39.50 Profile
and the CIMI SGML DTD for Museum Collections Information.

The meeting will also include an overview of CIMI's Project CHIO
<http://cypress.dev.oclc.org:12345/CHIO>, CIMI Profile
implementation plans, continuing work on SGML and other information
related to networked access to cultural heritage information such as
museum metadata issues (see tentative agenda below).

There is no fee for this meeting. RSVP please. Space for this
meeting is limited.  If you are interested in attending, you will
need to RSVP to John Perkins (jperkins [at] fox__nstn__ns__ca) by Oct 4/96.
I look forward to your participation in this meeting.

Please Note: CIMI is also sponsoring a full day workshop/tutorial on
the CIMI SGML DTD. People specifically interested in SGML might
prefer to register for this workshop.  There is a fee for the SGML
workshop as it is part of the MCN conference. For information or to
register contact <kerridwen_harvey [at] pch__gc__ca>

The CIMI technical meeting will be held 1- 6:00 pm on the afternoon
of Wednesday Oct 30, 1996 immediately prior to the Museum Computer
Network (MCN) annual conference in Ottawa, Canada.

Specific directions for the meeting will be provided to those
persons interested in attending.  Please RSVP to John Perkins
(jperkins [at] fox__nstn__ns__ca), by October 4, 1996.

Who Should Attend: The meeting is intended for anyone interested in
technical information on the use of SGML or the Z39.50 information
retrieval protocol for search and retrieval of cultural heritage
information.

The meeting is especially relevant to museum systems vendors and
developers, systems vendors who already support Z39.50 profiles, and
to museums who would like to use or who have plans to implement
Z39.50 or SGML capabilities.  A number of experts on Z39.50 and SGML
will be present as resource persons.

Provisional agenda: The meeting will include presentations,
discussions, and question and answer periods.

    I.      Description and Overview of CIMI and CIMI's Project CHIO
    II.     Technical Introduction to Z39.50 and the CIMI Profile
    III.    Technical Introduction to CIMI SGML DTD
    IV.     Implementation Issues
    V.      Related Issues: Metadata issues (Dublin Core, Warwick
            Framework) Z39.50 for the web
    VI.     Discussion, Q&A

Background Information: The CIMI Z39.50 Profile documents

A copy of the draft Z39.50 profile and an associated background paper to
the profile's development are available at:

    http://lcweb.loc.gov/z3950/agency/profiles/cimi2.html
        the draft Profile
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/z3950/agency/profiles/cimi1.html
        the background paper

These documents are also available via anonymous ftp at:
    ftp://ftp.cimi.org/pub/cimi/CIMI_Profile/

SGML Documents: The CIMI DTD and Tagging Guide are also available.

    ftp://ftp.cimi.org/pub/cimi/CIMI_SGML/cimi4.dtn
        The CIMI DTD in ASCII

    ftp://ftp.cimi.org/pub/cimi/CIMI_SGML/TG-HTM.ZIP
    The CIMI Tagging Guide in a ZIP file that expands to a full
        html version of the Tagging Guide

John Perkins,  Project Director
CIMI - Consortium for the Computer Interchange of Museum Information
252 Viewmount Dr. RR2 Tantallon, Nova Scotia, B0J 3J0 Canada
902-826-2824
Fax: 902-826-1337
http://www.cimi.org/cimi

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