Library Systems & Interoperability: Breaking Down Silos -- A NISO Webinar on June 10 Cynthia Hodgson 27 May 2009 01:21 UTC

In today's information environment, libraries work with a slew of systems
from different vendors to manage, develop, distribute, and track their
resources, and to provide rich navigational and discovery tools to the end
users. Data needs to be re-used in multiple places and continually
synchronized. Records from one system must link seamlessly to records in
another. Key to making this work effectively is interoperability. And
standards are critical to successful, cost effective, and vendor-neutral

On June 11, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. (eastern), NISO will be holding a webinar
that provides a sampling of new work that is taking place to enable
information about library resources to be shared between systems.

Topics to be covered include:

CORE: Exchanging Cost Information Between Library Systems -- Ted Koppel
(AGent Verso (ILS) Product Manager, Auto-Graphics, Inc) and Ed Riding,
(Technical Product Manager, SirsiDynix), co-chairs of the NISO CORE working
group will explain how the CORE protocol (now in trial use) provides a
solution to sharing financial information between an ILS and ERM or between
a library's system and a vendor's.

Discovery Systems and Interoperability -- Users today expect that the
library will be able to provide them not only with a wealth of rich
information about in-house resources, but a doorway to content that can be
found in online databases, through institutional repositories, and beyond.
Andrew K. Pace (Executive Director, Networked Library Services, OCLC) will
discuss one project looking at how to address the issue of interoperability
in this environment.

DLF's ILS Discovery Interfaces Project -- In 2007-2008, the Digital Library
Federation (DLF) convened a Task Group to recommend standard interfaces for
integrating the data and services of the Integrated Library System (ILS)
with new applications supporting user discovery, and to create a technical
proposal for how such integration should be accomplished. John Mark
Ockerbloom (Digital Library Architect and Planner, University of
Pennsylvania) will review the Task Group's official recommendation (revision
1.1) that was released in December 2008.

Webinar fees are $79.00 for NISO and NASIG members in the U.S. and Canada
and $99.00 for non-members. Separate rates exist for international access. A
student discount is also available. Registration is per site (access for one
computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar.
If you are unable to participate in person, registering will still provide
you with access to the recorded version of the webinar to watch at your own
convenience. (International registrants who are not participating live may
register at the domestic rate.) For more information and to register, visit
the event webpage:

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Phone: 301-654-2512