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Export preferences

Before you can export a record, you must set up your export preferences.

  1. In the left navigation, click Preferences.
  2. From the Preferences panel, click Exporting - Bibliographic Records. The Exporting - Bibliographic Records accordion opens, revealing four tabs: General (default), International, TCP/IP, and Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs).

 Note: 

  • All exported bibliographic records will include embedded local bibliographic data fields.
  • After setting preferences in General, International, TCP/IP, or Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs), click Reset Form to restore original default settings.

Set preferences for general export

Exporting - Bibliographic Records accordion: General tab - Image
General tab
  1. For Format, select a format for your export records from the drop-down list.
    • MARC 21 with MARC-8
    • MARC 21 with UTF-8 Unicode (default)
    • MARCXML with UTF-8 Unicode
    • MARC 21 with MARC-8 and LHR
    • MARC 21 with UTF-8 Unicode and LHR
    • MARCXML with UTF-8 Unicode and LHR
    • Dublin Core Simple with UTF-8 Unicode
    • Dublin Core Qualified with UTF-8 Unicode
    • OCLC Dublin Core Simple with UTF-8 Unicode
    • OCLC Dublin Core Qualified with UTF-8 Unicode
    • MODS with UTF-8 Unicode
  2. For Exclude Data, enter the tagindicators, and subfields you want to exclude from your export records. Add additional tags by clicking the Add (Add button) button.
  3. Click Save.

Set preferences for international export

Exporting - Bibliographic Records accordion: International tab - Image
International tab
  1. Click the International tab.
  2. For Non-Latin Content Exported, select how Latin and Non-Latin content will appear in exported records from the drop-down list.
    • All data with Latin script in 880 fields
    • All data with other scripts in 880 fields
    • Latin script only
    • Other scripts only
  3. For Diacritic Character Usage, select whether you want Decomposed or Precomposed.
    • Decomposed -
    • Precomposed -
  4. For Warning, select Warn before exporting bibliographic records that include unlinked non-Latin script fields if you want the system to generate an error message before you export MARC 21 bibliographic records that include unlinked non-Latin script fields.

Set preferences for TCP/IP export

Exporting - Bibliographic Records accordion: TCP/IP tab - Image
TCP/IP tab
  1. Click the TCP/IP tab.
  2. For TCP/IP connection options, enter:
    1. Host Name - Enter the TCP/IP name (e.g., lib.domain.edu) or the numeric TCP/IP address of the host computer that runs your local system.
    2. Port Number - Enter the number of the port at your site that provides direct access to your local library system.
    3. Authentication - Select an authentication method from the drop-down list.
      • None
      • Login ID - Enter the ID and password to access your local system. Select Mark Password if you do not want the password to be visible.
      • User ID - Enter the ID to access your local system. Select Mask ID if you do not want the ID to be visible.
  3. For Connection Delay, select the wait time, in seconds, that occurs between each record sent in a batch from the drop-down list. The default wait time is 0.25 seconds.
  4. For Connection Attempts, select the maximum number of attempts to retry connecting to the local system if the first connection attempt fails from the drop-down list. The default maximum number is 0.
  5. For Gateway Export Response Messaging, click Use Messaging to enable messaging.
    1. If enabled, select the amount of time, in seconds, that messaging is displayed from the drop-down list. The default amount of time until timeout is 5 seconds.
  6. Click Save.

Set preferences for Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) export

Exporting - Bibliographic Records accordion: Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) tab - Image
Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) tab
  1. For Name Headings Identity Services, select which name headings identity services to include with exported records.
    • GND Authorities
    • LC/NACO Authority File
  2. For Subject Headings Identity Services, select which subject headings identity services to include with exported records.
    • GND Authorities
    • LC Subject Authority File
    • MeSH Authorities