I was south of the river (Thames, not Witham) yesterday for an EBSCO information day. As I blogged recently, we’ve just signed up for the EBSCO Discovery Service (which we’re branding as “Find it @ Lincoln“). A couple of useful things came out of the event:
- Leeds Metropolitan University maintain a list of resources not yet searchable via their EBSCO Discovery Service.
- I’ve discovered a couple more users of EDS, including the Open University, Edge Hill University; University of Buckingham; see also this information about universities in Scotland.
- Our own test configuration for the service is available to view at: http://lncn.eu/cdk4
Elsewhere, Chris Leach and I have been making some changes to Horizon/HiP, to enable us to get our catalogue records and holdings represented in Find it @ Lincoln, as well as within our new reading lists system (more about which soon).
- All MARC records in the catalogue now include the internal Horizon bibliographic record number, in field 999$a.
- This MARC field has been mapped to a new searchable index in HiP (with the code .BI), e.g. http://www.library.lincoln.ac.uk/ipac20/ipac.jsp?index=.BI&term=134439
- Finally, records can now be retrieved by searching by this bib number over Z39.50. It’s also now possible to search for and retrieve records by ISBN/ISSN over Z39.50.