University Libraries Z39.50 Server Description

Anyone with a Z39.50 client can use the Penn State University Libraries' online catalog, The CAT, via the Z39.50 server. The following outlines the information necessary to configure a Z39.50 client for the The CAT.

Server Information
Item Data
Domain Name:  zcat.libraries.psu.edu (128.118.88.201)
Database Name:  Unicorn
Port Number:  2200
Server Software Vendor:  Sirsi Corporation
Z39.50 Protocol Version:  3
Preferred Message Size:  16,000 bytes
Maximum Record Size:  16,000 bytes

Server Options Supported
Item Data
General Options: Search, Present, Scan, Sort, Delete Result Set, Named Result Sets
Attribute Type: Type-1, Type-101
Element Set Names: Full, Brief
Record Syntax: MARC21

Attribute Combination Summary - Bib-1 Use Attributes other than 30 and 31
Item Data
Relation: 3
Position: 3
Structure: 1, 2, 6
Truncation: 1, 100
Completeness: 1

Attribute Value Notes
Attribute Notes
Relation Attribute 3 - equal
Position Attribute 3 - any position in field
Structure Attribute

1 - phrase
2 - word
4 - year
6 - word list

Truncation Attribute 1 - right truncation
100 - do not truncate
Completeness Attribute 1 - incomplete subfield

Encoding Definitions

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

1 - USE or INDEX  (Specifies which data field(s) the query should be processed to)
2 - RELATION (Controls the order of numerical expression)
3 - POSITION  (Specifies the location of term(s) within the fields for matching query)
4 - STRUCTURE (Specifies the structure of data in the query)
5 - TRUNCATION (Specifies type of truncation processing for query)
6 - COMPLETENESS (Specifies query processing by subfield)

Server Supported Bib-1 Attribute Table
Use Number Use Name Unicorn MARC21 Tags2 Relation Position Structure Truncation3 Completeness
1 Personal Name 100, 600, 700 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
2 Corporate Name 110, 610, 710 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
3 Conference Name 111, 611, 711 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
4 Title 130, 245, 730, 740 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
5 Title Series 440, 490, 830, 840 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
6 Title Uniform 130, 240, 630, 730 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
7 ISBN 20 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
8 ISSN 22 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
9 LC Card Number 10 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
13 Dewey Classification 82 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
16 LC Call Number 50 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
17 NLM Call Number 60 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
20 Local Classification 090, 092 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
21 Subject Heading 600, 610, 611, 630, 650, 651, 690, 691 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
25 MESH Subject 650 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
27 LC Subject Heading 650 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
29 Local Subject Index 690, 691 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
30 Date PBYR 3 3 1,2,4,6 1, 100 1
31 Date of Publication PRYR 3 3 1,2,4,6 1, 100 1
33 Title Key 222 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
35 Title Parallel 245, 246 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
36 Title Cover 246 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
37 Title Added Title Page 246 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
38 Title Caption 246 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
39 Title Running 246 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
40 Title Spine 246 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
41 Title Other Variant 212 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
45 Subject Precise 690 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
50 Number Government Publication 74 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
51 Number Publisher of Music 28 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
53 Number Local Call Number 090, 092 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
54 Code- language LANG 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
56 Code- institution 850 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
58 Name- Geographic 651 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
59 Place of Publication 260 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
60 CODEN 30 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
61 Microform Generation 533 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
62 Abstract 520 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
63 Note 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 511, 515, 517, 520, 521, 530, 533, 534, 540, 545, 546, 547, 550, 555, 580, 590, 599 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
1000 Author- title 400, 410, 411, 700, 710, 711, 800, 810, 811 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
1002 Name 600, 610, 611 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
1003 Author 100, 110, 111, 700, 710, 711 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
1004 Author-name personal 100, 700 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
1005 Author-name corporation 110, 710 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
1006 Author-name conference 111, 711 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
1008 Subject-LC children's 650 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
1009 Subject Name- personal 600 3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1
1016 Any Field   3 3 1, 2, 6 1, 100 1