Open Interoperability Standards
Open standards enable systems to interoperate and exchange data. Open standards, at their best, are well-defined and allow systems to work together without additional development. This type of "integration by configuration" provides efficient ways for customers to meet their goals while minimizing investment in custom scripts and converters.
Ex Libris strives to implement support for standards which have been adopted by the industry. We also believe that members of an open community should contribute to the standards process, and our employees volunteer to take an active role in many organizations and standards bodies.
This "standards dashboard" provides an overview of Ex Libris's support for open standards in its flagship products and lists standards organizations in which Ex Libris staff actively contribute.
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Ex Libris Support for Open Standards
The following is a list of interoperability standards supported by Ex Libris products. In creating the list, we selected standards which have interoperability protocol defined by a standards body (e.g. NISO, NIST, ISO) or by an industry-wide working group.
Ex Libris Involvement in Standards Bodies
Ex Libris staff volunteer to serve on a number of standards bodies and working groups. These include international standards bodies (e.g. ISO, NISO) and industry-wide working groups. Ex Libris is continually evaluating its involvement in these groups and is open to suggestions from the community.