The DLF, and major vendors and application developers in the library
software marketplace, have announced a major agreement to develop
standardized, interoperable interfaces for basic operations supporting
search and retrieval of bibliographic items.
Standardized interfaces that work across different ILSs make it easier
for libraries to add new applications, both open-source and vendor-
supplied, that advance their customers' needs. Libraries seek interfaces
that allow ILS data to be aggregated for indexing and search, that allow
real-time search and query of ILS data, that support customer
information and borrower services, and that allow embedding and
interaction between OPACs and search interfaces.
The agreement has the support of the following vendors and
# Ex Libris
# Polaris Library Systems
# California Digital Library
# Serial Solutions / AquaBrowser
The initial announcement is here:
I want to credit the work of those most associated with this effort,
the DLF ILS Discovery Interface task force:
* John Mark Ockerbloom, Univ. of Penn. (chair)
* Terry Reese, Oregon State Univ.
* Patricia Martin, California Digital Library
* Emily Lynema, North Carolina State Univ.
* Todd Grappone, Univ. of Southern California
* Dave Kennedy, Univ. of Maryland
* David Bucknum, Library of Congress
* Dianne McCutcheon, National Library of Medicine
assisted by the following individuals:
* Dale Flecker, Harvard Univ.
* Terry Ryan, UCLA
* Robert Wolven, Columbia Univ.
* Martin Kurth, Cornell Univ.