Instructions for the test bed: http://code.google.com/p/xcncip2toolkit/wiki/TestBed
The test page for the test bed can be accessed via Firefox at http://xc-ncip.carli.illinois.edu:8080/ncipv2/ and we are supplying some sample XML to make things easier.
NCIP initiators, such as developers for resource discovery products, and other interested parties can use the test bed to test supported NCIP services. Testing can be done either via the use of a test page or by directly POSTing XML requests as outlined on the project wiki. The test bed currently supports the following services.
- Lookup User
- Lookup Item Set
- Renew Item
We would like to send along HUGE thanks to CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois) for hosting the test bed and to Patrick Zurek, one of their developers, for making this possible. This test bed is a great way to showcase the work of open source development contributions that have been made by several other institutions.
Along with the test bed release, we also wish to announce the newest Voyager connector (and new core) as summarized in the release notes http://code.google.com/p/xcncip2toolkit/wiki/VoyagerReleaseNotes.