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Ceridwen 3M SIP Circulation Library for Java

3M SIP is an industry standard protocol by 3M to allow automatec check out terminals communicate with library systems.

The Ceridwen 3M SIP Circulation Library for Java is an Open Source (GPL v3) implementation of the 3M SIP version 2 protocol (also known as SIP2). It includes both client and server implementations and support both telnet and socket based communications.

Problems and Issues

For general problems please contact development@ceridwen.com. For bugs and feature requests, please use our online issue tracker.

License

The Ceridwen Self Issue Client is available as open source under GPL v3. Contact development@ceridwen.com for other licensing options.

Sample Application

The following hava code demonstrates the use of the library. It starts up a simple server implementation, and then uses the client API to check out a book.


public class Sample {

  public static void main(String[] args) {

    try {

      System.setProperty("com.ceridwen.circulation.SIP.charset", "ISO8859_1");

      SIPDaemon server;

      // Run netty server

      server = new SIPDaemon("Sample", "localhost", 12345, false, new DummyDriverFactory(), true);

      server.start();

      // Do sample checkout

      Sample.checkOut();

      // Shut down netty server

      server.stop();

    } catch (Exception ex) {

      Logger.getLogger(Sample.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);

    }

  }

  public static void checkOut() {

    /**

     * Now try basic client commands

     */

    SocketConnection connection;

    connection = new SocketConnection();

    connection.setHost("localhost");

    connection.setPort(12345);

    connection.setConnectionTimeout(30000);

    connection.setIdleTimeout(30000);

    connection.setRetryAttempts(2);

    connection.setRetryWait(500);

    try {

      connection.connect();

    } catch (Exception ex) {

      Logger.getLogger(Sample.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);

      return;

    }

    /**

     * It is necessary to send a SC Status with protocol version 2.0 else server

     * will assume 1.0)

     */

    SCStatus scStatusRequest = new SCStatus();

    scStatusRequest.setProtocolVersion(ProtocolVersion.VERSION_2_00);

    Message scStatusResponse;

    try {

      scStatusResponse = connection.send(scStatusRequest);

    } catch (RetriesExceeded | ConnectionFailure | MessageNotUnderstood | ChecksumError | SequenceError | MandatoryFieldOmitted | InvalidFieldLength ex) {

      Logger.getLogger(Sample.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);

      return;

    }

    if (!(scStatusResponse instanceof ACSStatus)) {

      Logger.getLogger(Sample.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, "Error - Status Request did not return valid response from server.");

      return;

    }

    /**

     * For debugging XML handling code (but could be useful in Cocoon)

     */

    scStatusResponse.xmlEncode(System.out);

    /**

     * Check if the server can support checkout

     */

    if (!((ACSStatus) scStatusResponse).getSupportedMessages().isSet(SupportedMessages.CHECK_OUT)) {

      Logger.getLogger(Sample.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, "Check out not supported");

      return;

    }

    CheckOut checkOutRequest = new CheckOut();

    /**

     * Now try a checkout request

     */

    checkOutRequest.setPatronIdentifier("2000000");

    checkOutRequest.setItemIdentifier("300000000");

    checkOutRequest.setSCRenewalPolicy(Boolean.TRUE);

    checkOutRequest.setTransactionDate(new Date());

    Message checkOutResponse;

    try {

      checkOutResponse = connection.send(checkOutRequest);

    } catch (RetriesExceeded | ConnectionFailure | MessageNotUnderstood | ChecksumError | SequenceError | MandatoryFieldOmitted | InvalidFieldLength ex) {

      Logger.getLogger(Sample.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);

      return;

    }

    if (!(checkOutResponse instanceof CheckOutResponse)) {

      Logger.getLogger(Sample.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, "Error - CheckOut Request did not return valid response from server");

      return;

    }

    checkOutResponse.xmlEncode(System.out);

    connection.disconnect();

  }

}