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2009-01-26
2013-05-30
  • Peter Bowers
    Peter Bowers
    2009-01-26

    I am interested in setting up a type of interlibrary loan with another library.  To facilitate searches from our side in their catalog and from their side in our catalog I have heard that there is a feature called z39 something-or-other.  Does that work with openbiblio?  We both use openbiblio...

     
    • It has been a while since I read something about software that serves databases to Z39.50 clients.
      Check the Index Data website, yaz toolkit perhaps?
      http://www.indexdata.dk/

      The LoC lookup patch is a Z39.50 client, based on PHP/YAZ from Index Data. This popular addon extends OpenBiblio cataloging with Z39.50 search and automated import of MARC records.
      http://www.flos-inc.com/projects/index.shtml

       
    • What about working as a Z39.50 server so others can search OpenBiblio ??

       
    • Peter Bowers
      Peter Bowers
      2009-01-28

      I took a look at the yaz page and it has capabilities of building a client in PHP, but not a server.  I'm not sure I'm up to building my own Z39.50 implementation on either client or server side...  I'm gathering that it's not part of OpenBiblio at this point...?

       
      • > not part of OpenBiblio?

        Not that I know of.

        What I remembered from the Index Data website must have been:
        "SimpleServer is a Perl module which is intended to make it as simple as possible to develop new Z39.50, SRU and SRW servers over any type of database imaginable"
        http://www.indexdata.dk/simpleserver/

        Try searching the Web for others, like:
        zSQLgate
        "[...] setting it up is a matter of writing a relatively straightforward configuration file [...]"
        http://sql.z3950.org/

         


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