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NISO Z39.83-2

2012 Edition, 2012

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Circulation Interchange Protocol (NCIP) Part 2: Implementation Profile 1

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This IMP1 addresses the following implementation issues:

• Message, Character, and Data Encoding

• Required Components and Behavior

• Network Transport

• Network Security

• Scheme Registration

• Provision for Extension


The purpose of this Protocol Implementation Profile 1 (IMP1) is to specify details of implementation of the NISO Circulation Interchange Part 1: Protocol (NCIP). This IMP1 was developed primarily to support three broad application areas:

• Direct Consortial Borrowing,

• Circulation/Interlibrary Loan Interchange, and

• Self Service Circulation.

Secondarily, the profile was intended for use with emerging application areas such as the management of electronic resources.