Web Services

EOS.Web Web Services enables Web portals, internal HR systems, and other disparate 3rd party applications, such as order processing to seamlessly share patron information, bibliographic records, search results and categorized information. Web Service-oriented applications provide cost-reducing opportunities and integration possibilities that are unique to your library or information center.

Enabling the connection between people, processes, and information, EOS.Web Enterprise Web Services can seamlessly integrate with Enterprise Portal software such as Microsoft SharePoint.  Using the below services, you can target content to specific users or applications:

  • The patron service allows a user to get, delete, add and update patron record details.
  • The authority service allows the user to get, delete, add and update authority records including the MARC record, control fields, data fields, and subfields.
  • The bibliographic service allows the user to get, delete, add and update bibliographic records including the MARC record, control fields, data fields, and subfields.
  • The category service allows a user to get, delete, add and update category records, including multiple levels of detail information.
  • The search service allows the user to search through the bibliographic catalog using Boolean expressions and multiple search fields and deliver search results to an individual’s portal view.

If your library or information center is facing application integration challenges, EOS.Web Web Services offers the opportunity for you to:

  • Share information & knowledge more readily through open standards and common protocols.
  • Service clients better & strengthen loyalty by being able to offer & deliver personalized research search results.
  • Adapt functions & services to fit business processes in faster time frames.
  • Decrease costs associated with the time & effort required to support an IT environment.
  • Provide a security-enhanced environment and better identity management.

The return on investment (ROI) on Web Services comes from the increased operational efficiency and reduced costs that are achieved by streamlining and automating business processes.

Built on Open Standards

Web Services is a cornerstone of the Microsoft .NET programming model. EOS has employed Web Services technologies throughout the development of EOS.Web, and supports Web Services via an Application Program Interface (API) as the optimal architecture to develop over a distributed infrastructure. It is easy for EOS.Web clients to implement EOS Web Services in the Visual Studio .NET environment, since Microsoft's .NET environment treats Web Services similar to local references. Once you specify the address where the Web Service is hosted, .NET automatically generates all the objects needed for utilizing that service. EOS.Web supports two types of authentication: Windows and Forms. Alternatively, EOS.Web Enterprise clients can contract with EOS to do the programming interface that works for them.