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    Aleph Item availability information in z39.50 server

     

    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20, 21, 22, 23
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct, Direct, Local, Total Care

     

    Question

    How is Item availability retrieved from Z39_server?

    Answer

    1. The Z39.50 OPAC format has an "availableNow" variable. "1" means "available / not on loan", "0" means "not available / currently on loan". 
    2. AVA field created by expand_doc_bib_avail expand routine has available/unavailable information based on items and holdings data. Created per Collection. 
      1. Add expand_doc_bib_avail program to routine Z39_SERVER in ./xxx01/tab/tab_expand. 
      2. Add AVA field to ./xxx01/tab/tab04.

    Additional Information

     

    For an explanation of the expand_doc_bib_avail program, refer to the "Aleph Publishing Mechanism" document (attached). 


    Also, see article: How to display Item information in z39 server. It does not have availability information, but has a good example for tab04 setting for z39.50.

     


    • Article last edited: 28-Feb-2016
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