Z39.50 Site Information

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Section 1. Site Information

1.1 Organization Data

Site Name: New York State Library
Address: Cultural Education Center
Address: Empire State Plaza
City: Albany
State: NY
Zip Code: 12230

1.2 Technical Support Point of Contact

Name: Excelsior Administrator
Email: excelsior@nysed.gov
Telephone: (518) 473-6297
Support Availability Hours: 8:00 – 4:30 EST Monday-Friday

Section 2. Database Information

Database Name: Unicorn
Database Description: New York State Library Catalog

Section 3. Server Information

Domain Name: nysl.nysed.gov
Port Number: 2200
Server Software Vendor: Sirsi Corporation

Section 4. Initialization Service

Z39.50 Protocol Version: 3
Preferred Message Size: 65530 bytes
Maximum Record Size: 65530 bytes 

Section 5. Server Options Supported

5.1 General Options

Sorting
Scanning
Cross Reference
Result Set Naming 
Intermediate Results
Result Set Deletes

5.2 Attribute Type

Type-1
Type-101

5.3 Element Set Names

Full
Brief

5.4 Record Syntax

MARC

5.5 Bib-1 Attribute Set Profiles

The Z39.50 standards makes use of attributes to "code" a client's query so that the receiving server can process the query correctly. There are provisions for six encoding definitions in the Z39.50 standard.

USE or INDEX
-Specifies which data field(s) the query should be processed to

RELATION
-Controls the order of numerical expression

POSITION
-Specifies the location of term(s) within the fields for matching query

STRUCTURE
-Specifies the structure of data in the query

TRUNCATION
-Specifies type of truncation processing for query

COMPLETENESS
-Specifies query processing by subfield

Relation Attributes 1=less than
2=less than or equal to
3=equal
4=greater or equal
5=greater than
6=not equal
Position Attributes 1=first in field
3=any position in field
Structure Attributes 1=phrase
4=year
6=word list
Truncation Attributes 1=right truncation
100=do not truncate
Completeness Attributes 1=incomplete subfield
3=complete field

Attribute Combination Summary

Queries structured with Use Attributes other than 30 and 31:

Relation NONE
Position 1,3
Structure 1,6
Truncation 1,100
Completeness 1,3

Queries structured with Use Attributes 30 and 31:

Relation 1,2,3,4,5,6
Position 1,3
Structure 4
Truncation 1,100
Completeness 1,3

 

Z39.50 Bib-1 Value Field Description MARC Tag Position Structure Truncation Completeness
1 Personal Name 100,400,600

700,705,800

1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
2 Corporate Name 110,410,610

710,715,810

1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
3 Conference Name 111,411,611

711,811

1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
4 Title 130,212,222

240,241,242

245,246,440

490,630,730

740,830,840

1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
7 ISBN 020 1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
8 ISSN 022 1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
9 LC Card Number 010 1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
12 Local Number 001 1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
13 Dewey Classification 082,092 1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
16 LC Call Number 050,090 1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
20 Local Classification 099 1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
21 Subject Heading 600,610,611

630,650,651

656,690,691

1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
50 GPO Call Number 086,096 1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
51 Publisher Number 028 1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
60 CODEN 030,060 1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
63 Note 500,501,504

505,506,507

508,511,515

1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
1003 Author 100,110,111

400,410,411

700,710,711

715,800,810

811,705

1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
1016 Any Field   1,3 1,6 1,100 1,3
Last Updated: October 28, 2014