Integration of Internet Information Resources (iiir)
Charter Status: Concluded April, 1995 Chair(s): A. Anantha Kevin Gamiel Description of Working Group: The Integration of Internet Information Resources Working Group (IIIR) is chartered to facilitate interoperability between Internet information services, and to develop, specify, and align protocols designed to integrate the plethora of Internet information services (WAIS, ARCHIE, Prospero, etc.) into a single ``virtually unified information service'' (VUIS). Such protocols would include, but are not limited to, update protocols for distributed servers, a ``query routing protocol'' to pass queries between existing services, protocols for gateways between existing and future services, and standard exchange formats (perhaps based on Z39.50) for cross-listing specific information. Also, where necessary, IIIR will create technical documentation for protocols used for information services in the Internet.
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