It is probably worth looking at the work of ILS Interoperability group
which is has adopted the XC NCIP Toolkit to try to provide access to
ILS data like Availability. The group is very active right now and
trying to get people to build connectors for the toolkit and improve
existing code. If you are dealing with ALEPH I believe there is a
connector for ALEPH in the current version of the XC NCIP toolkit.
You can check out our activities at http://groups.google.com/group/ils-di
On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 6:48 AM, Owen Stephens <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm part of a project at Oxford University in the UK that is looking at how we can enhance the 'Citation Helper' module in Sakai (which is used to provide the Oxford learning environment 'WebLearn') - enabling faculty members to add resources from the Oxford 'resource discovery' solution SOLO (Primo, from Ex Libris) and displaying holdings/availability information alongside items in the resource lists.
> I've just blogged some more information about the project (from my own point of view), outlining the approach we are taking. We are aiming to achieve the integrations through a 'loosely coupled' approach making use of common standards/specifications including:
> Juice framework
> DLF-ILS GetAvailability
> DAIA (possibly)
> All this should be mean that what we do at Oxford can be easily transferred to other environments. There is a lot more detail in the blog post at http://www.meanboyfriend.com/overdue_ideas/2010/08/sir-louie/, and I'd really welcome comments/suggestions/issues/questions to inform the project as we start developing the solutions for Sir Louie.
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