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Z39.50 Options

Find out how to access and use the Z39.50 tab on the Options window in Connexion client.

Purpose of the Z39.50 Options window

  • Set parameters for connecting to your integrated local system (ILS) to retrieve a local system record and import the record into the client. Use the local system record to add a new record to WorldCat, create an authority record from a heading in the record, etc.

Access the Z39.50 Options window

  1. Navigate to Tools > Options > Z39.50.
  2. Enter or select Z39.50 configuration settings for your local system for retrieving a record by local system number. You are required to enter a host name, the local system port number, and the database name.
  3. Click OK or Apply.

See more about how to retrieve local system records using a Z39.50 connection.

Z39.50 Options window: Features and buttons

Feature How to use
Description box (Optional) Use to describe the ILS database you set up.

Default: MIT
Host Name or IP Address box (Required) Enter the local system name.

Default: library.mit.edu
 

 Note: OCLC services cannot be accessed via IP address.

Port Number box (Required) Enter the local system port number.

Default: 9909
Database Name box (Required) Not case-sensitive.

Default: mit01pub
User Name box (Optional) If you do not enter this setting in options, the client prompts you to enter it when you connect (Tools > Z39.50 > Connect). Case sensitivity depends on your local system requirements.

Default: Blank
Password box (Optional) If you do not enter this setting in options, the client prompts you to enter it when you connect. You must enter a password when prompted, unless not required by your local system. Case sensitivity depends on your local system requirements.

Default: Blank
Preferred Message Size box The client uses the default unless you change it.

Default: 105000 bytes
Initialization Delay (seconds) box (Optional) Enter the number of seconds you want the client to wait before initializing the connection, if you want a delay.

Default: 0 seconds
Maximum Record Size box The client uses the default unless you change it.

Default: 105000 bytes
Connection Retries box (Optional) Enter the number of times you want the client to try to connect, if you want to retry automatically.

Default: 0
Connection Idle Timeout (minutes) list The client uses the default unless you change it.

Default: 20 minutes

Range: 5 to 20 minutes

 

Button name Click the button to...
Local Record Use Attribute Open the Z39.50 Local Record Use Attribute window to define a use value for searching for local system record numbers.

Default: 12

(Optional) Select structure, truncation, and relation attributes for searching.

Default: Unspecified for all attributes
OK Apply the configuration settings you entered and close the window.
Cancel Cancel any changes you made and close the window.
Apply Apply the settings you entered without closing the Options window. You can continue checking or changing other options settings.

 

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