[library-media] Good z39.50 source for videos

Bill Goodrich bgoodrich at dcsd.org
Mon Dec 15 12:04:06 MST 2008

Thanks for the ideas.  I have found what I needed with the website I shared.
I use Follett Destiny and was specifically looking for z39.50 servers with
open portals that could be accessed automatically with Destiny.  If you have
a IP address and a portal from the libraries z39.50 server Destiny will
import directly into the catalog just like it does with A+ then you don't
have to download from a catalog and then upload it into the system. It is a
great time saver. It is really nice way to go.  I don't have to mess with
someone else's catalog to get my MARC records. I hope that clarification
make sense. 


On 12/15/08 11:04 AM, "Kim Johnson" <kjohnson at dsdmail.net> wrote:

> Just do a googel search.
>  Put the video title in "quotation marks"
> then add the  words- browse catalog
> this usually gives you a number of public library and university records to
> select from. there will also be some other things listed.
>  If there is to much junk you can trim down the list  by adding words like
> library and video.
> After you become familiar with how public and university web sites appear on
> the net restricting the list is not needed you can just scroll down to the
> site.
> I have found this method to be faster than EZCAT- which I did not renew
>>>> "Fawn Morgan" <fmorgan at dsdmail.net> 12/15/2008 10:38 AM >>>
> Years ago I purchased Brodart's EZCAT which searches open source Z39
> compliant sites.  MARC records can be downloaded.   We used it all the
> time and I found it useful especially for the obscure.  Got a new
> computer, however, and may need to update my license to reinstall.  It
> was a one-time purchase rather than a yearly fee.  Of course, you don't
> get support unless you pay yearly.  We have Follett's A+ which we
> contains MARC records for most new books but with few, if any, AV MARC
> records.  I also use Utah's Catalog for academic libraries
> http://pioneer.utah.gov/libraries/academic_libraries.html  and then
> copy paste the information when cataloging from scratch.
> Fawn
> Layton High
> Kim Jay Johnson
> Library Media Teacher
> Sunset Jr. High
> kjohnson at dsdmail.net
>>>> Bill Goodrich <bgoodrich at dcsd.org> 12/12/2008 2:04 PM >>>
> First, I have to admit that I don*t know too much about this.  Remember
> when you were taking library courses and you were required to answer
> what seemed like an impossible reference question(i.e. Wolf/Wolfe
> packing, Was that one of JaDene*s question or Marilyn*s?)?  Anyway, my
> question is turning into that.  I did, finally, find this really cool
> list of z39.50 resources.
> http://www.dillon2.k12.sc.us/staff/z39resources.asp
> I obviously don*t know how many of these work and which ones are open
> source and which require a password.  From this list my district uses
> the most basic:
> Library of  Congress http://www.loc.gov/z3950/lcserver.html#addr
> OhioLINK
> We also use UnivAZ.
> The other 2 of the five are not working so I am not even going to
> mention what they are.
> Enjoy!
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