SCSN: A Solution in Search of a Problem

Melin, Nancy Jean
April 1985
Information Today;Apr1985, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p13
Trade Publication
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.


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