Library Communication Framework (of LCF) is a modern framework, based on web protocols, that builds on the foundations that SIP2 laid in the early years. The framework continues support for all existing functions, but supplements the basics with a range of calls that not only allow self-service systems to communicate more efficiently with the ILS/LMS, but opens up bi-directional communication to a range of other devices – such as handheld inventory devices.
Why is bibliotheca committed to LCF?
Although SIP2 has been extremely effective in allowing self-service equipment to talk with the ILS/LMS, it does have some restrictions. For example, it’s not possible to query or update patron details using the protocol. As self-service becomes more prevalent in the daily lives of everyone, it’s increasingly important that these products offer more functionality – LCF allows us to do this.
As a company supporting the BIC Library Communications Framework (LCF) we are committed to its adoption and evolution by:
For more information on the committment the UK industry is giving to LCF, please see the joint press release issued by BIC on October 2nd 2015.