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
- Navigate to Tools > Options > Z39.50.
- 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.
- 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.
|Host Name or IP Address box||(Required) Enter the local system name.
Note: OCLC services cannot be accessed via IP address.
|Port Number box||(Required) Enter the local system port number.
|Database Name box||(Required) Not case-sensitive.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
(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.|