Z39.50: ANSI/NISO Z39.50-1995 (ISO 23950):
- Supports data exchange between repositories
- Supports federated searching by individuals across distributed repositories
- Client/Server computer-to-computer communications protocol that specifies query and retrieval of information: bibliographic data, full-text documents; images, and multimedia in a distributed network environment, across disparate computer systems, databases and search engines.
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