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1. Introduction

These guidelines describe the use of EDItX documents to exchange information as orders etc. between libraries and vendors of library materials in Denmark.

These guidelines are part of a series of specifications for technical interoperability between libraries and between libraries and partners called “danZIG specifications”.  The danZIG is a committee representing library system vendors, library technical interoperability consultants and national library services supplemented by libraries representatives put together by Danish Agency for Libraries and Media and chaired by the agency. The purpose of danZIG is to advise the governmental agency Danish Agency for Libraries and Media, which have the responsibility for the published specifications.

The target group for these specifications is vendors to Danish libraries and people interested in technical interoperability in the library sector.

In 1998-99 a set of Danish XML schemas was made based on EDItEUR’s EDI transactions – the danEDItEUR specifications. Of these schemas only the order was used. Later EDItEUR created EDItX as an XML substitution of the EDI-specifications and danZIG recommended to migrate from danEDItEUR specifications to EDItX.

These guidelines are made by the danZIG working group for purchasing lending materials (danZIG materialeanskaffelsesarbejdsgruppe).

As EDItEUR do not specify a protocol for transport, this is not defined in these guidelines. This issue will be part of future work for danZIG.

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This page forms part of the publication 'Guidelines for use of EDItX documents in Danish libraries' as chapter 1 of 8

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