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Title Mike Dicus and Rob Walsh: NCIP and SIP (24 June 2012): Presentation Slides
Name Mike Dicus and Rob Walsh: NCIP and SIP (24 June 2012): Presentation Slides (120K)
Description NCIP and SIP
Mike Dicus, Product Manager, Ex Libris; Chair, NCIP Standing Committee & Rob Walsh, EnvisionWare; Maintenance Agency Representative

NCIP (NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol, also known as Z39.83) is a North American standard with implementations in the US, Canada, and many other countries around the world. NCIP services facilitate the automation of tasks, the exchange of data, the ability to provide information to library staff, and the empowerment of patrons. Each service is comprised of a request from an initiating application and a reply from a responding application. It is possible for a single software application to play both the initiation and responding roles, but typically there are at least two applications involved. The NCIP Standing Committee reviews status of implementations and other general business on monthly calls, and reviews ongoing updates to NCIP. Dicus and Walsh will provide an update on the group's latest activities.

A new project to formalize the Standard Interchange Protocol (SIP) has recently been approved by NISO Voting members. The SIP protocol provides a mechanism for Integrated Library Systems (ILS) applications and self-service devices to communicate seamlessly to perform self-service transactions. Walsh will report on the next steps for this standardization project.
Document State Final (Released for distribution.)
Group / Folder Education Committee / 2012 Events / 2012 ALA Annual / NISO Update
Submitter By Tom Koenig on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 01:48pm
Technical Contact None Selected
Public URL http://groups.niso.org/apps/group_public/document.php?document_id=8722&wg_abbrev=education