Improving Access

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Vendors/Products We Should Know About

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Remote Access

Z39.50 search protocol enables remote searching of a catalogue. Examples of useful catalogues that can be searched via this are AGRICOLA, (AGRICOLA Z39.50 help pages), US Library of Congress, (Library of Congress Z39.50 help pages), also commercial hosts such as OVID or EBSCO offer Z39.50 gateway to many hosted databases.

Many federated search engines use Z39.50 and SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) web calls to catalogues and database backends. This removes the problem of changes in presentation from record structure, which stays consistent.


  • RedLightGreen -- Book search with citation storage and local library hooks.

Blogs/Websites to Watch

Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out