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Z39.50 Configuration

Basic Settings

In order to access the free authenticated MARC 21 service, ensure your client uses the following configuration details:

  • Domain Name: z3950cat.bl.uk
  • Port Number: 9909
  • Database Names: ZBLACU or BNB03U
  • Record Format: MARC 21
  • Character Encoding: Unicode (UTF-8)
  • Element Set Name: F (Full) or B (Brief)

Z39.50 Attributes

The following attributes from the BIB-1 semantics are supported by our MARC 21 server:

USE (1)
Word Searching Use Value
Personal name 1
Title 4
Series title 5
ISBN 7
ISSN 8
British National Bibliography number (only on BNB03U) 10
Local control number 12
DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification) 13
Subject heading (other) 21
LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Heading) 27
Date 30
Date of publication 31
British National Bibliography number (only on BNB03U) 48
Place of publication 59
Author 1003
Author name personal 1004
Any 1016
Server choice 1017
Publisher 1018
ISMN (International Standard Music Number) 1092
Browse Searching Use Value
Personal name 1
Title 4
Series title 5
ISBN 7
ISSN 8
British National Bibliography number (only on BNB03U) 10
Local control number 12
DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification) 13
Subject heading (other) 21
LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Heading) 27
British National Bibliography number (only on BNB03U) 48
Place of publication 59
Author 1003
Author name personal 1004
Publisher 1018
ISMN (International Standard Music Number) 1092
Sorting Use Value
Personal name 1
Title 4
Date 30
Date of publication 31
Author 1003

Relation (2) 3 (equal)
Position (3)

1 (first in field),
3 (any position in field)
Structure (4) 1 (phrase), 2 (word), 6 (word list)
Truncation (5)

1 (right truncation), 2 (left truncation),
100 (do not truncate)
Completeness (6)

1 (incomplete sub-field),
3 (complete field)

 


For further information please contact:

The British Library
Collection Metadata
Boston Spa, Wetherby
West Yorkshire
LS23 7BQ
United Kingdom

Email: metadata@bl.uk