Designing a Copy Cataloguing Interface using Z39.50 for Libraries

Authors

  • Department of Library and Information Science, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan – 713104, West Bengal
  • Department of Library and Information Science, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan – 713104, West Bengal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17821/srels/2020/v57i3/151218

Keywords:

Copy Cataloguing, Open Source ILS, Parameters of Information Retrieval Protocol, Z39.50.

Abstract

Copy cataloguing and Z39.50 are well known concepts in modern library environment for executing library functions and activities. Data import is possible from different library OPACs using the Z39.50 server. Online Computer Library Centre (OCLC) and Library of Congress (LoC) are among the most comprehensive OPAC databases. This paper attempts to design a framework for comparison of Z39.50 search available in public domain and implementation of information retrieval protocol facilities in open source ILSs. The framework is mainly based on recommendations given by ILS-DI and IFLA Working Group on the area under consideration. It considers how to import the records from the other databases or OPAC through Z39.50 server or SRU/W towards next generation automation. Two open source ILSs (from the matured block of ILSs) namely NewGenLib and Koha are compared against a set of search parameters related with Z39.50 and drawn from global recommendations.

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Author Biography

Sukumar Mandal, Department of Library and Information Science, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan – 713104, West Bengal

Department of Library & Information Science, Assistant Professor.

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Published

2020-07-07

How to Cite

Mandal, S., & Malik, S. (2020). Designing a Copy Cataloguing Interface using Z39.50 for Libraries. Journal of Information and Knowledge, 57(3), 174–180. https://doi.org/10.17821/srels/2020/v57i3/151218

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