TITLE

SCSN: A Solution in Search of a Problem

AUTHOR(S)
Melin, Nancy Jean
PUB. DATE
April 1985
SOURCE
Information Today;Apr1985, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on the adverse reaction to the proposed standard of a Standard Computer Software Number developed by a subcommittee of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The adverse reaction recorded by major software publishers, software distributors and software retail outlets did not come as a total surprise. But the circumstances surrounding the development of the proposed standard raises questions as to whether NISO is as insightful about the need for certain standards as it is charged to be.
ACCESSION #
18364755

 

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