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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. 

Alma

Standard NameStandard DefinitionDocumentation and Notes
BIBFRAMEloc.govBIBFRAME 2.0
BLDSSwww.bl.ukResource Sharing
CASwww.apereo.orgAuthentication
CNMARC Cataloging
Dublin Coredublincore.orgCataloging
EDIediteur.orgEDIFACT standard
IIIFiiif.ioPresentation, Image APIs- Version 2.1
ISO ILL (10160/10161)collectionscanada.gc.caVersion 2
JSON-LDjson-ld.orgAPI
KBARTuksg.orgExport
Import
KORMARC Cataloging
LDAPwww.ldap.comAuthentication
MARC21www.loc.govCataloging
NCIP (NISO Z39.83)ncip.infoNCIP 2.0
OAI-PMHopenarchives.orgVersion 2.0
OAuthoauth.netSocial login
ONIXediteur.orgImport
OpenURL (NISO Z39.88-2004)niso.orgVersion 1.0
Alma Link Resolver
Services Page (for Open Source Discovery)
RDArdaregistry.infoRDA/RDF
RFID Barcode scanning
SAMLsaml.xml.orgVersion 2.0
SIP2multimedia.3m.comVersion 2
SRUloc.govVersion 1.2
SUSHI/COUNTERprojectcounter.org

Reports

COUNTER 5 & SUSHI Lite- Road Map

SWORDswordapp.orgVersion 2.0
UNIMARCifla.orgCataloging
z39.50 (ISO 23950)loc.govServer

Primo

Standard NameStandard DefinitionDocumentation and Notes
CASwww.apereo.orgAuthentication
LDAPwww.ldap.comAuthentication
OAI-PMHopenarchives.orgHarvest
OpenURLniso.org

Front end for Alma

Primo to any link resolver

SAMLsaml.xml.orgVersion 2.0

Leganto

Standard NameStandard DefinitionDocumentation and Notes
Learning Tools Interoperabilityimsglobal.orgVersion 2.0

Rosetta

Standard NameStandard DefinitionDocumentation and Notes
BagItprestocentre.orgVersion 0.97
Dublin Coredublincore.orgMetadata management
IIIFiiif.ioPresentation, Image APIs- Version 2.1
OAI-PMHopenarchives.orgVersion 2.0
SAMLsaml.xml.orgVersion 2.0
SRUloc.govVersion 1.2

 

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.