BibDataZU Z39.50 Client is a free application to search, retrieve and download catalogued records. The application searches in multiple databases simultaneously, rates the records based on their quality, and makes them available to import into the Library Information System. Some of the features that this application has are batch search, marc-record editor, and ONIX to MARC convertion.
Search in more than 600 databases
The application is shipped with more than 600 databases. A user friendly interface allows you to select, check as favorite and filter databases. More search criteria have been added and you can search as before for a single or for a batch of ISBNs. All databases available in the application have been tested. I also include a link to the host in the the database grid of the application. Click on the link to see more details from the database source. Some of the hosts don't have their site available using a browser but still they have a valid Z39.50 implementation and BIbDataZU will be able to connect using Z39.50 protocol.
UTF-8 can represent the characters of the widest range of languages. Since BibDataZU is currently being used by librarians around the world, multilingual capabilities is an important feature included in this release of the application. Now with BibDataZU marc editor you can search, edit and export marc records in your own language. To display unicode characters correctly your Integrated Library System needs to be able to accept those characters. The examples in the images below displaying characters from different languages were successfully imported in Horizon from SirsiDynix and Koha ILSs. I would like to know the results from users using other ILS. Leave your comments in the contact form of this website if you want to share your experiences with me.
ONIX to Marc Converter
ONIX metadata has become a consistent way for publishers, retailers and their supply chain partners to communicate a wide range of information about their products. Now with BibDataZU you can convert a complete file containing thousands of ONIX records to MARC 21 with just a click of a button. The procedure has been succssesfully tested using ONIX files version 2.1 an 3.0.
Using BibDataZU you can search, edit, and export marc records ready to import into your ILS.
See below a screenshot of the 4 tabs that will help you to have the job done.
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More than 600 tested databases available
Edit the records if necessary to make it ready to import into your ILS
Check the log of each search process
Screenshot of BibDataZU marc editor for different languages.