Here is exciting news regarding resource sharing and discovery using the
The open source community of software developers working on and
supporting the eXtensible Catalog's (XC) NCIP Toolkit,
http://code.google.com/p/xcncip2toolkit/ is pleased to announce the
release of new software.
We are releasing:
* NCIP Core - required for all installations. Installation
* SirsiDynix Symphony connector - currently written for resource
sharing purposes. Installation instructions at
* Ex Libris Voyager connector - currently written for resource
discovery purposes. Installation instructions at
For several months a group of developers from OCLC, eXtensible Catalog
Organization (XCO), Lehigh University, Consortium of Academic and
Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), University of North Carolina
-Charlotte, and Notre Dame have been working on a revision of the
original XC NCIP Toolkit to support version 2 of the NCIP protocol.
This software release represents the result of that work so far.
We invite all interested parties to check out the software. The best
way to ask questions is by signing up for and using the NCIP Toolkit
mailing list. The developers involved in the released code have all
agreed to field questions as they come in. The following url will
allow you to sign up for the NCIP Toolkit mailing list as well as other
XC lists http://www.extensiblecatalog.org/support
SirsiDynix Symphony connector - Was written by Lehigh University staff.
They are in production use with their connector and are participating in
a consortial resource sharing system that uses the following NCIP
* Lookup User
* CheckIn Item
* CheckOut Item
* Accept item
Ex Libris Voyager connector - Written by XCO and CARLI staff, this
connector uses the following NCIP services:
* Lookup Item
* Lookup User
* Lookup Item Set - a new (currently non standard) service that
allows lookups based on 1 or more bibliographic ids with a response that
contains information on all related items. This service was built with
input from an NCIP Standing Committee member and has been submitted to
the NCIP Standing Committee for adoption review.
* Renew Item
We are interested in expanding both the number of ILS connectors
available and the number of NCIP services supported. If you are
interested in participating in any way, please contact Randall Cook at
XCO ([log in to unmask]).
Randall Cook, PMP
eXtensible Catalog Organization
University of Rochester River Campus Libraries
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