NCIP: NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol
NEW: 2012 edition (version 2.02) of the NCIP standard has been published.
See links below.
Background and History of NCIP
The first edition of the NCIP (NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol) standard (version 1.00) was published as ANSI/NISO Z39.83 in 2002. It was then revised in 2008 (version 2.00) to include greater extensibility, improved self-service and error handling, and to address issues that surrounded the first version of the standard. In 2011, a maintenance release (version 2.01) was issued as a draft for trial use, but was not published as an approved standard. In 2012, a new revision (version 2.02) was approved and published.
The Foreword of the published standard provides a history of the changes that were made from one version to the next.
Current Versions of the NCIP Standard
- ANSI/NISO Z39.83-1-2012 (version 2.02), NISO Circulation Interchange - Part 1: Protocol (NCIP)
This standard defines a protocol that is limited to the exchange of messages between and among computer-based applications to enable them to perform the functions necessary to lend and borrow items, to provide controlled access to electronic resources, and to facilitate co-operative management of these functions.
- ANSI/NISO Z39.83-2-2012 (version 2.02), NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol (NCIP) Part 2: Implementation Profile 1
A practical implementation structure for the NISO Circulation Interchange Part 1: Protocol (NCIP) is defined.
- Introduction to NCIP (April 2011)