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National Information Standards Organization Standards Series




This ResourceSync specification describes a synchronization framework for the web consisting of various capabilities that allow third-party systems to remain synchronized with a server’s evolving resources. The capabilities may be combined in a modular manner to meet local or community requirements. This specification also describes how a server should advertise the synchronization capabilities it supports and how third-party systems may discover this information. The specification repurposes the document formats defined by the Sitemap protocol and introduces extensions for them.


ISSN: 1041-5653 (National Information Standards Series)

ISBN: 978-1-937522074-2 (HTML)

ISBN: 978-1-937522-73-5 (PDF)


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Original Publication Citation

Ruthen, K., Emery, J., Doyle, M., Needleman, M., Baughman, S., Owens, E., Pesch, O., Dicus, M., Nassar, N., Kirchhoff, A., Brenizer, S., McCallum, S., Magnoni, D., Swanson, P., Grazevich, G., Newcomer, N., Grazevich, G., Hakala, J., Rapp, B., . . . Young, J. (2017). ANSI/NISO Z39.99-2017 ResourceSync framework specification. In National Information Standards Organization Standards Series (pp. 1-60). National Information Standards Organization.


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