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Arbez, G. and L. Swain OSI Conformance Testing for Bibliographic Applications
This is a pre-publication draft of an article originally published in a Special Issue of Library Hi Tech on Open Systems Interconnection. 8:4 (1990), 119-136. It has been updated in 1997 by Barbara Shuh as background information for the NAILDD IPIG discussion on conformance and interoperability testing.

Barker, Paul, Thomas Johannsen and Colin Robbins. A survey of current and possible future uses of X.500 directory services.
Journal of Information Networking 1:3 (1994), 204-226.
Implementations of the X.500 directory services standard have now been available for nearly five years. In that time, a substantial, although far from pervasive, white pages directory service has been established. The paper notes the progress of this service. However X.500 is being used experimentally in many other ares to provide other services. This paper offers a survey of current activities with X.500. It concludes by noting that X.500 is not the only directory service on offer, and examines some deficiencies in X.500 service provision that need to be addressed if X.500 is likely to be used in the long term. It also speculates on whether a unified directroy service will ever be realised.
Braid, Andrew. Improved access for end-users through the use of standards
Interlending and Document Supply 28:1 (2000), 8-14
Abstract: A brief overview of the history and development of the three international standards, the Search and Retrieve Protocol (ISO 23950), the Interlibrary Loan Protocol (ISO 10160/1), and Generic Electronic Document Interchange (ISO 17933). In combination, the three standards will allow end-users to search for items, find a location for the item, order it, and receive the item electronically, without the intervention of an intermediary. Includes a description of one major project (UNIverse) that is looking at the integration of all aspects of searching and delivery through the use of these standards.
Costers, Look and Makx Dekkers. Planning an experimental OSI-network for interlending in Europe.
Intul Quarterly 4:1 (1990), 9-17.
Early article on Project ION (OSI Pilot Demonstration Project for Interlending between Library Networks in Europe)

Driver, Linda Meet the Implementors (They're Concerned with Protocol)
American Libraries 31:10 (2000) 43-46.

Elkington, Nancy and Dennis Massie.The changing nature of International Resource Sharing: Risks and Benefits of Collaboration
Interlending and Document Supply 27:4 (1999) 148-154.
Abstract: Discusses the context for international interlending in historical terms, and the Research Libraries Group's SHARES programme. Characterizes the current state of international interlending and provides some thoughts on the prospects, barriers, resks and benefits of international interlending. Reports on a survey condcuted by RLG and closes with suggestions on the best way to become collaborative opportunists.

Holm, Liv A. Connectivity and Protocols - The Technical Side: OSI and TCP/IP, FTP, TELNET, SR, ILL, Update
IFLA Journal 20:02 (1994), 158-170.
Abstract: Networks are modeled in layers. For each layer, one or more services are defined, and for each service a protocol is specified. TwoOSI application level protocols have been defined for library services: Srand ILL. The underlying layers are supposed to be OSI services, but some implementations are using TCP/IP, and some are using a mixture of OSI and TCP/IP. The systems based directly on TCP/IP can not communicate withthose based purely on OSI. The article discusses the pros and cons for choosing OSI or TCP/IP. Gateways between the OSI and TCP/IP networks are needed.The ISO protocol SR and the ANSI protocol Z39.50 are both "search and retrieve" protocols. The SR is almost a subset of the Z39.50, but they may become identical in the future. These is only one protocol for interlibraryloan, the ISO ILL protocol. It covers three models of interlibrary loan and all services connected with ILL. Other services such as Explain, Scan and Update are presently being discussed in ISO TC 46. The library community also needs network services such as file transfer, remote login, directories, and electronic mail. These are discussed in the paper.

Jackson, Mary. The Application of the ILL Protocol to Existing ILL Systems
Paper presented at Session 100 of the 63rd IFLA General Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark 2 September 1997 ILL Protocol Standard: Interlibrary Loan in an Open Networked Environment sponsored by IFLA's Information Technology Section joint with the Document Delivery and Interlending Section and the UDT Core Programme.

Jackson, Mary Looking Back and Looking Forward: the Best is Yet to Come
American Libraries 31:10 (2000) 47-48.

Jackson, Mary. Meeting the Challenges of International Lending and Document Supply: Learning from the Global Resources Program.
Interlending and Document Supply 28:2 (2000) 79-85.
Abstract: Paper discusses several projects in the Global Resources Program, examining how the global interlibrary loan and document supply community might improve access to and delivery of international research materials. Includes brief mention of use of ILL Protocol in these projects.
Jackson, Mary. Overview of North American Interlibrary Loan Protocol Activities
Paper presented at Session 100 of the 63rd IFLA General Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark 2 September 1997 ILL Protocol Standard: Interlibrary Loan in an Open Networked Environment sponsored by IFLA's Information Technology Section joint with the Document Delivery and Interlending Section and the UDT Core Programme.

Linking Systems: Transforming Resource-Sharing Through ISO ILL and Other Standards
Presentation at the Canadian Library Association Annual Conference, Victoria, BC June 17, 2004
Panelists: Mark Leggott, University of Winnipeg; Carrol Lunau, Library and Archives Canada; Anne Morgan, BC Public Library Services; Heather Grace Morrison, BC Electronic Library Network; Gwyn Pace, Dalhousie University; Lyse Pérusse, Université du Québec; Barb Shuh, Library and Archives Canada; Carol Stephenson, University of Waterloo
Presentations on new directions in resource sharing in Canada from a cross-section of the library community moving towards seamless searching and requesting with systems implementing the library communication standards, ISO ILL, Z39.50, NCIP.
Presentations and handouts: http://www.eln.bc.ca/view.php?id=1075

Massie, Dennis. Resource Sharing Standards: Eye on Immediate and Future Changes
RLG Focus 40 (October 1999) 4-5.

McLean, Neil The Evolution of Information Resource Sharing Infrastructure: an Australian Perspective.
Library Hi Tech 17:3 (1999) 256-264.
Abstract:Describes series of projects aiming at improving the technical infrastructure of interlibrary lending among university libraries in Australia, such as the Joint Electronic Document Delivery Software (JEDDS), Coordinated Interlibrary Loan Administration (CILLA), Local Interlending and Document delivery Administration System (LIDDAS), the People and Resources Identification for Distributed Environments (PRIDE) Project. Porjects include support of standards such as Z39.50, the ILL Protocols and X.500.

Moulton, Ruth. ILL Protocol Related Activities in the UK, Europe and Australia
Paper presented at Session 100 of the 63rd IFLA General Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark 2 September 1997 ILL Protocol Standard: Interlibrary Loan in an Open Networked Environment sponsored by IFLA's Information Technology Section joint with the Document Delivery and Interlending Section and the UDT Core Programme.

Moulton, Ruth and Bill Tuck. Document delivery using X.400 electronic mail: an experimental service at the British Library Document Supply Centre.
Journal of Information Networking 1:3 (1994), 191-203.
An experimental service has been set up by the Document Supply Centre of the British Library which delivers copies of journal articles to requesting librarings using the X.400 electronic-mail protocol. This paper describes the way in which documents are scanned and then automatically delivered and printed at the requesting site. It explores the reasons for using X.400 and discusses ways in which the system may be enhanced in the future.

Murray, Robin, Nicholas Sprauel and Ed Davidson. The ILL implementation guideline Operational Implementations for ISO-ILL - Possible Service Topologies. Liaison report for EFILA. Other Contributors: Kerry Blinco, Gordon Pederson and Ruth Moulton. Formatted in MS Word7/95 (675 K)
In the context of the European Forum for Implementors of Library Automation (EFILA), this guideline is the first of a series which aims at facilitating the understanding of how and why to implement the ISO Inter-Library Loan (ISO-ILL) protocol. It explains the framework in which the protocol operates, and how it can fulfil the requirements of interlibrary transaction 'networks' by raising the major issues faced when planning an implementation of an ISO-ILL based service.

Plaister, Jean. Project ION (OSI Pilot/Demonstration Project between Library Networks in Europe for Interlending Services): a Summary by the Project Co-ordinator based on Reports submitted to the European Commission for the Feasibility Study and Phase I of the Project.
Libri 41:4 (1991), 289-305.
During Project ION, a pilot service was established between selected libraries in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and France for international interlibrary loan requests and was co-funded by the European Community DG XIII B and the ION Consortium participants LASER, Pica and SDB/SUNIST.

RFC 2503 MIME Types for Use with the ISO ILL Protocol
Submitted by Ruth Moulton and Mark Needleman for IPIG and first published by IETF in September 1998, and revised in November 1998.
http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2503.html

Scolari, Antonio Electronic document delivery: new tools and opportunities
Presentation at The Digital Library: Challenges and solutions for the new millenium, Bologna, June 17-18, 1999.
Abstract in English: http://www.aib.it/aib/commiss/cnur/dlescola.htm

Shuh, Barbara; Lunau, Carrol; Pearce, Judith Can we talk? How protocols standards facilitate ILL communications
Panel discussion on how communication protocol standards (Z39.50 (Information Retrieval), Z39.83 (Circulation Interchange), ISO 10161 (Interlibrary Loan), X.500/LDAP (Directory Access)) and the current application profiles implementing those standards (IPIG Profile (for ILL), Bath (for Z39.50), NCIP application protocols such as Direct Consortial Borrowing and Circulation/Interlibrary Loan Interaction, and the information models for a Directory Service for Interlibrary Loan) can help manage communications between ILL partners. Illustrated by a scenario within the evolving Canadian resource-sharing environment and examples of the protocol messages that could be passed between the protocol-based applications.
Presentation at the 8th Interlending and Document Supply International Conference, Canberra, Australia, October 28-31, 2003.
Presentation slides in Microsoft® PowerPoint® format: http://www-test.nla.gov.au/ilds/abstracts/canwetalk.htm

Shuh, Barbara. Directories and X.500: An Introduction. 1997. 4 p. (Network Notes #45)
HTML format:
http://www.lac-bac.gc.ca/9/1/p1-244-e.html

Shuh, Barbara. The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Protocol: An Introduction. 1996. 3 p.(Network Notes #40)
HTML format:
http://www.lac-bac.gc.ca/9/1/p1-239-e.html

Shuh, Barbara. The Renaissance of the Interlibrary Loan Protocol: developments in open systems for interlibrary loan message management.
Interlending & Document Supply. 26:1 (1998), 25-33.
The article traces the history of the ISO Interlibrary Loan Protocol, starting with the early implementation work in Canada and Europe to its current renaissance, driven by the commitment of an international group of implementors and easy access to Internet communications network. This paper received a 1999 Highly Commended Award from the Literati Club of MCB University Press.
Turner, Fay. Document Ordering Standards: The ILL Protocol and Z39.50 Item Order.
Library Hi Tech 13:3 (1995), 25-38.
Pre-publication draft of this article is available, in .pdf format from: http://www.lac-bac.gc.ca/iso/ill/document/readings/z-illr1.pdf

Turner, Fay. The Interlibrary Loan Protocol: An OSI Solution to ILL Messaging.
Library Hi Tech 8:4 (1990), 73-82.
Pre-publication draft of this article is available, in .pdf format from: http://www.lac-bac.gc.ca/iso/ill/document/readings/hitech-1.pdf

Turner, Fay. The Interlibrary Loan Protocol Standard
Paper presented at Session 100 of the 63rd IFLA General Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark 2 September 1997 ILL Protocol Standard: Interlibrary Loan in an Open Networked Environment sponsored by IFLA's Information Technology Section joint with the Document Delivery and Interlending Section and the UDT Core Programme.

PDF version: http://www.lac-bac.gc.ca/ifla/IV/ifla63/63turf2.pdf

Zeeman, J. C. Interlending in the Emerging Networked Environment: Implications for the ILL Protocol Standard. 1995. ii, 32 p. (IFLA UDT Series on Data Communication Technologies and Standards for Libraries, Report no. 8)
This report examines how the ILL protocol fits into the currently available set of library-based networking tools and how its use can be integrated with both discovery tools, such as Z39.50, and various delivery mechanisms.
Available in ASCII format: http://www.ifla.org/VI/5/reports/rep8/rep8.txt
Available in HTML format: http://www.ifla.org/VI/5/reports/rep8/rep8.htm

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