Chapter 2: Interoperability and Standards

Marshall Breeding


Chapter 2 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 49, no. 1) “Resource Sharing in Libraries: Concepts, Products, Technologies, and Trends” discusses the major international standards, protocols, and pragmatic technical approaches that support resource sharing activities. The ISO ILL protocol established as the international standard has seen inconsistent adoption; APIs now provide similar capabilities while interest in developing a new version of the standard has recently gained momentum.

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