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Z39.50 Connections to CRL's OPAC



Many members have asked how they can make CRL resources more visible at their institutions. Z39.50 makes it possible for a user in one system to search and retrieve information from other computer systems (that have also implemented Z39.50) without knowing the search syntax that is used by those other systems.

The Center has developed Z39.50 configuration information for Endeavor's Voyager and ExLibris' Aleph software systems. Additionally, we are testing with some other library vendors as well. Please check online for detailed configuration information.

These configurations have been tested by libraries using each of these systems. For Innovative libraries, the Partners software is available.For questions, please contact systems at crl.edu or 773-955-4545, ext. 341.