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1 Deconstructing NCIP: What is NCIP and Why Should I Care? Northwest ILL 2012 Peter Collins

2 NCIP is Communication Saber qué idioma de la aplicación que necesita para hacer el trabajo Know what application language you need to get the job done



5 Tag It -- Settings NCIP is Easy

6 Tag It - Information Learn more on the NCIP Website Questions contact: Peter Collins

7 HTML vs XML HTML was designed to display data – Think visual web page XML was designed to structure, transport, and store data – Think communication and passing information between systems

8 Communicating With NCIP NCIP is a structured message between two systems – Like passing coded notes in class NCIP requires an initiator and a responder – The ILL system is the initiator Check this item barcode out to this library patron – The ILS is the responder Yes/No item checked out

9 A Bit of History Work began in 2002 Defined broad application – Direct Consortial Borrowing – Circulation/Interlibrary Loan Interaction – Self-Service Circulation Established 47 message pairs – 47 Messages – 47 Responses

10 Too Much of a Good Thing Report Circulation Status Change Update Users Fiscal Transactions Recalls Cancel Recall Delete Items Delete User

11 Complexity Limited Application Multiple Applications – Self Checkout – ILL – Consortial Borrowing Too many message pairs for easy compliance – 47 message pairs

12 Rethinking NCIP: 9 Core Services for ILL – Lookup Item – Lookup User – Check Out Item – Check In Item – Renew Item – Accept Item – Request Item – Cancel Request Item – Recall Item

13 Optimizing Workflow The BorrowDirect Model – Lookup User Authentication – Check Out Item Shipping – Accept Item Receive Processing Create Bibliographic and Item Record for Borrowed Items Place a Hold for the Patron – Check In Item Return and Complete Processing

14 ILLiad 8.3 Addon NCIP Version 1 & 2 Successfully Tested – Aleph NCIP version 1 – Innovative NCIP version 2 NCIP Integration for Lending – Ship Item in ILLiad = Check Out Item in ILS – Complete Item in ILLiad = Check In Item in ILS

15 ILLiad Next Steps Accept Item for Inventory Control of Borrowed Books – Slightly More Complex – Need Patron Barcode in ILLiad – Need Location Codes for Pickup Options

16 NCIP Info Web Site About NCIP – Relevant Applications – Information About the Protocol Documentation – Introduction to NCIP – The Standard – The Schema

17 Check Out Item Command

18 Check Out Item Response

19 XML & HTML Basics Open a Statement – In HTML: { "@context": "", "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "", "name": "XML & HTML Basics Open a Statement – In HTML:

20 What Systems Support NCIP? Auto-Graphics Axiell Scandinavia A/S ExLibris ILLiad Innovative Interfaces Polaris Library Systems RapidRadio Solutions Relais International The Library Corporation

21 What is NCIP? A computer language protocol designed to transfer information or commands from one computer system to another – Communication Protocol for Computers

22 Why Should I Care? NCIP will streamline operations, eliminate human error, and manage inventory control of borrowed material – Increased Efficiency

23 Questions? Peter Collins

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