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.