Hooks to Holdings with booksinprint.com & globalbooksinprint.com Enables you to search your library’s catalog For libraries that have Z39.50 compliant catalogs with ISBN, ISSN, LCCN or Title Search capabilities. Introduction This feature enables library staff members and/or patrons to see if a title they’ve found in booksinprint.com or global- booksinprint.com is located in their library. First, the license administrator must establish a profile (see below for easy instructions). Once the profile is created, users simply highlight the title and click on Search My Library’s Catalog in booksinprint.com or globalbooksinprint.com. If a library has a consortium account and has several catalogs, users can choose which catalog to search. When users select a title, they arrive either at a drop down menu that lets them choose a catalog (if more than one is avail- able) or at a screen that lists the library's holdings for that title. Users can view search results in a List, in the Full Description format, or in MARC21 format—simply by clicking a tab.This enhancement offers benefits to everyone using your subscription. For Professionals j Collection Development—search booksinprint.com by subject, or search for award winners, titles with reviews... then easily check Hooks to Holdings to verify which titles you own and which ones you should purchase. j Acquisition—Quickly check if a book has been ordered, or if it is frequently out and needs multiple copies. For Patrons j Search the full breadth of booksinprint.com remotely or in the library, and then see if the library has the book you need. j E-mail a list of books to reserve, or a request for titles that are needed—right from booksinprint.com to the library. OCLC and WorldCat NOW you can link to the holdings of libraries across the country through a new seamless link to OCLC’s WorldCat. How to Establish a Profile: Your License Administrator will need to do the following: (1) Click on MY ACCOUNT on the top navigation bar. (2) Click on the Detailed Account Information link and log on using the license administrator user name and password. (3) On the new page that appears, click the link for create or modify your Z39.50 Catalog Profile for Hooks to Holdings (Search My Library's Catalog) Profile. How to Establish a Profile, cont. (4) Complete the profile page. If you are unfamiliar with the settings of your catalog, please check with your tech- nical services manager. For consor- tium accounts with multiple catalogs, select the NEW PROFILE button to create additional profiles. If you need additional help please call Bowker Technical Support at 1-800- 323-3288. Once a profile is saved, users can select Search My Library's Catalog on the Search Results page, Full Description area and its tabs, and the Lists area to launch a search of their catalog. Currently, booksinprint.com searches Z39.50 compliant catalogs that allow remote searching on ISBN, ISSN, LCCN or Title Search. Here you determine how precise or “fuzzy” you would like the searches run against your OPAC to be. If you only wish to search on ISBN, leave the optional fields (ISSN, LCCN, Title) blank. However, if you want to better match the “work” regardless of format (ex: hardcover, soft cover, etc.) include these additional fields in your profile. HOW THIS FEATURE WORKS j From the SEARCH RESULTS screen: Once you’ve retrieved results from a search on booksinprint, you can then search your catalog by selecting the “search my libraries catalog” link.You can search up to five titles at a time. After you’ve selected the titles and then hit Search My Library’s Catalog you will be prompted to Select a Catalog from a drop down menu. If you have only one catalog you will receive a screen that lists the library’s holdings for that title. jFrom the FULL DESCRIPTION screen: You'll arrive at a screen like the one here giving you information about the title listing(s) available from the library catalog you selected. Note that the amount of information retrieved depends upon your automation vendor. Not all systems provide status of holdings information. jFrom within a LIST: Select the titles (up to 5) that you wish to search against your catalog. Then select Search My Library’s Catalog from within the Select an Item Action drop down box, and follow the same procedure outlined on the preceding page. Troubleshooting First, contact your account’s License Administrator. (To find out who your License Administrator is, simply select the MY ACCOUNT button on the top navigation bar.) If a "Hooks to Holdings" profile was created, the License Administrator should verify that the profile information was filled out completely and correctly.We strongly suggest that License Administrators review this profile information with their Z39.50 staff expert or library automation vendor. If the profile information is correct, there may be several rea- sons why the search does not work: • The local server at the library could be down, busy, or experiencing heavy use. • The local catalog may not support ISBN remote database searching. • Records chosen to search do not contain ISBN numbers. • The port number in the profile is not an accessible port number. • The site is experiencing heavy use, creating response time delays. For more information, please call our technical support line at 1-800-323-3288.
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