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Library Protocols

3M has been a library technology leader in the development and implementation of several important standards that allow disparate library systems to inter-operate.

Library Protocols

3M™ Standard Interchange Protocol

SIP is currently in its second revision called SIP 2.0. All major ILS vendors and major self-check vendors are SIP 2.0 compliant. SIP was developed by 3M so that its self-check stations could work with all the ILSs. It was then adopted by all the other major self-check manufacturers.
3M™ Standard Interchange Protocol

NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol

The NISO Circulation interchange protocol defines a communication protocol for interoperability among integrated library systems. The protocol was designed to support the following areas of the library operations: Interlibrary Loan, Direct Consortial Borrowing and Self Service. The NCIP standard, Z39.83 was approved by the National (U.S) Information Standards Organization in 2002.
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3M continues its support of standard for the library industry, by continued participation in standards development, implementation, and promotion of standards.
Presented by: Moe Hosseini-Ara, Director, Service Excellence, Markham Public Library

Hear about practical insights, lessons learned and benefits realized through the use of RFID and self-service technology. Hear how circulation processes have been transformed, allowing staff to provide more value added services. Find out how your library can improve customer service, materials handling and turnaround time, while keeping up with increased volume. Markham Public Library, an early adopter of self-service and RFID technology was the first library in Canada to install a book sorter/self-check in machine.

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