[Koha] [EXTERNAL] Re: Very, very beginner question: Followup

King, Fred Fred.King at Medstar.net
Tue May 17 01:51:52 NZST 2022

And furthermore, though this isn't the problem you're facing, "LC isn't a great resource to be doing batch searching.  LC enforces limits to number of queries per minute and records per session.  If you are doing concurrent queries, you'll hit the limits and results may vary as a result." (Terry Reese, on the MarcEdit list.) Now I'm going to have to find another primary source of records for my Koha/MarcEdit demos. 

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C.S. Hayward wrote:

> Having added a first test item, I thought I would try to add to the catalog the dozen or so books that happened to be on a desk on the library.
> I tried to search by ISBN, and the next two books were at least technically findable on Amazon by ISBN, but did not come up in the Z39.50/SRU search.

I am curious as to which Z39.50 resources you are using. LC does not contain all books. Indeed, I find I need to use five primary Z39.50s to cover most books I catalog, with another 35 held in reserve for the very rare.

I would expect to see most books on Amazon represented in LC, but they skip many foreign publishers. Oxford is my primary backup.

/ Bruce /
Bruce A. Metcalf
Augustan Library


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