Program Manager for the CD-RDx
Standard Edward Rishko stated that the goal fo CD-RDx
, and indeed of SilverPlatter's Data Exchange Standard, is interoperability.
CD-RDx is designed to make interoperable CD-ROM data products prepared using different vendors' systems and standards.
Copies of the CD-RDx proof of concept disc are available to federal, state and local government agencies without cost.
The CD-RDx standard provides an application program interface to the retrieval engine, allowing the separation of user interface from retrieval.
One of the first things the committee discussing the standards will do is to look at SFQL and CD-RDx and compare these to network protocols like RDA and Z39.50.