WMS NCIP Service - Patron Profile
A Web service to handle common library user-facing functions based on the industry standard NCIP functionality (NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol, also known as Z39.83). Part of the suite of APIs related to OCLC WorldShare Management Services.
- Status: Production
- Sandbox access: Yes
What you get
NCIP message to support library staff functions:
- Circulate library materials
- Manage hold requests for materials
As well as patron functionality:
- Retrieve user account (checkouts, holds, fines)
- Place and update library holds for materials
Who can use it
Access is available for libraries that use OCLC's WorldShare Management Systems.
Commercial partnerships are also available.
Authentication & Authorization
The WMS APIs supports the WSKey Access Token pattern.
API requests also require attribution to a WorldShare user. Details about on user-level authorization are available in the authentication and authorization overview.