[Koha] Z3950 Targets [Scanned]
emrysminnig at varndean.co.uk
Tue Feb 10 01:42:50 NZDT 2009
I have been using National Library of Scotland as a Z39.50 target since last July with great success. They have records for most UK-published books that would be found in a school or public library.
From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz on behalf of MJ Ray
Sent: Sun 08/02/2009 11:13
To: irene_sachs at hotmail.com
Cc: koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
Subject: Re: [Koha] Z3950 Targets [Scanned]
Jonathan Field <jonathan.field at ptfs-europe.com> wrote:
> If you want a British target, you can look up targets here (by country):-
> I can tell you that both the National Library of Scotland and Bromley
> Libraries work fine for me.
It depends on your needs, but catalogue.lib.ed.ac.uk is currently a
useful test for me. Check targets to make sure they offer the MARC
format being used (usually usmarc for British Kohas).
By the way, the University of Oxford's sysadmins actually monitor the
service and blacklisted one of my Koha sites when it was
malfunctioning a while ago, which did make test results a bit confusing.
> I believe the British Library only supply SUTRS records for free these
> days? I believe if you want full MARC21 records it is a subscription
Yes, the free BLAC target is SUTRS only, which is rather disappointing
given BL's role in MARC21. The MARC21-using bl21 target is a
subscription service costing thousands per year.
Hope that helps,
MJ Ray (slef)
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