The Common Communication Format (CCF)

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From: <Saved by Windows Internet Explorer 8> Subject: The Common Communication Format (CCF) Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 15:30:25 -0000 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/html; charset="Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Location: http://web.archive.bibalex.org/web/19981205173405/www.acctbief.org/avenir/ccf.htm X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.5579 X <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>The Common Communication Format (CCF)</TITLE> <META content=3D"text/html; charset=3Dwindows-1252" = http-equiv=3DContent-Type> <META name=3DGENERATOR content=3D"MSHTML 8.00.6001.18852"></HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <CENTER> <H3>THE FUTURE OF COMMUNICATION FORMATS</H3> <TABLE border=3D1 cellPadding=3D5> <TBODY> <TR bgColor=3D#ffffe8> <TD> <H2> <CENTER>The Common Communication Format=20 (CCF)</CENTER></H2></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> <H3>BY<BR>Alan Hopkinson<BR>Systems Librarian<BR>Middlesex = University<BR>London,=20 UK<BR></H3> <H4>October 7th 1996</H4></CENTER> <HR> <A name=3Dtabmat></A> <TABLE width=3D"100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=3Dtop width=3D200><IMG src=3D"" width=3D181 = height=3D12><BR><A=20 = href=3D"http://www.acctbief.org/avenir/ccf.htm#par1">Introduction</A><BR>= <BR><IMG=20 src=3D"" width=3D181 height=3D12><BR><A=20 href=3D"http://www.acctbief.org/avenir/ccf.htm#par2">Background to = the=20 CCF</A><BR><BR><IMG src=3D"" width=3D181 height=3D12><BR><A=20 href=3D"http://www.acctbief.org/avenir/ccf.htm#par3">Differences = between the=20 CCF and MARC</A><BR><BR><IMG src=3D"" width=3D181 = height=3D12><BR><A=20 href=3D"http://www.acctbief.org/avenir/ccf.htm#par4">Requirements = of the=20 exchange format today</A><BR><BR><IMG src=3D"" width=3D181 = height=3D12><BR><A=20 href=3D"http://www.acctbief.org/avenir/ccf.htm#par5">What can the = CCF teach=20 us here</A><BR><BR><IMG src=3D"" width=3D181 height=3D12><BR><A=20 = href=3D"http://www.acctbief.org/avenir/ccf.htm#par6">Conclusion</A><BR><B= R> <TD vAlign=3Dtop halign=3D"center"><IMG src=3D"" width=3D288 =
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height=3D377>=20 </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><A name=3Dpar1> <P><IMG src=3D"" width=3D103 height=3D72><B>Introduction</B>=20 <P>It is difficult in this conference to know exactly which aspects of = the CCF=20 to cover in my paper. It is particularly difficult as I am following a = paper on=20 MARC since what applies to MARC, within the context of this conference, = in=20 almost all cases applies to the CCF.=20 <P>I therefore propose to begin with a history of the CCF, pointing out = as I go=20 the main differences between the CCF and the MARC formats, where there = are any.=20 <P>I then propose to discuss what is required of a communication format = today.=20 In doing this I will take into account the requirements of users of=20 bibliographic data at this moment in time and I will make suggestions as = to how=20 these features might be achieved. It will be useful to look back to what = the CCF=20 thought it needed to provide and to ask the question if the huge =
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