What is Z39.50? Z39.50 (the name was assigned by the ANSI/NISO standards groups) is a communications protocol, standardizing the way two computers communicate to transfer bibliographic information. You can delve more deeply into this topic by browsing the Z39.50 site maintained by the Library of Congress.

For example, the Library of Congress operates a Z39.50 gateway of many catalogs [z39.50 search of Mason]

 
Does the library's catalog support Z39.50? Yes.

What does that mean to me as a user? If you're using our catalog's web interface then Z39.50 has little relevance. If you're using a package like Bookwhere or EndNote then it is very important. Those two packages (and other Z39.50 clients) can "talk" natively to our library catalog.

 

 

Catalog Connect Settings

Server Name:

  64.74.237.114  

Port Number:

  7090  

Database Name:

  VOYAGER  

Record Format

  MARC  

 

Search

Attributes

       

Search Field/Type

Use

Position

Truncation

       

Personal Name

1

3

0,1

Corporate Name

2

3

0,1

Conference Name

3

3

0,1

Title

4

1,3

0,1

Series Title

5

1,3

0,1

Uniform Title

6

1,3

0,1

ISBN

7

1,3

0,1

ISSN

8

1,3

0,1

LCCN

9

1,3

0,1

LC Call Number

16

1

0,1

NLM Call Number

17

1

0,1

Other Call Number

20

1

0,1

Subject

21

3

0,1

Publisher:Date

31

3

0,1

Title, Key

33

3

0,1

Title, Varying Form

41

1,3

0,1

Title, Former

42

1,3

0,1

Title, Key Abbreviated

43

1

0,1

GPO Number

50

1

0,1

Music Number

51

1

0,1

Publisher:Place

59

3

0,1

CODEN

60

1

0,1

Author

1003

3

0,1

Subject Name - Personal

1009

3

0,1

Keyword Anywhere

1016

3

0,1

Publisher:Name

1018

3

0,1

Keyword Anywhere

1035

3

0,1

     


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