Z39.50 Settings for Library Catalog

The following information is provided for those who wish to configure Z39.50-compliant client software to connect to the University of Chicago Catalog, which is built on FOLIO, a Z39.50-compliant database.

EndNote users may download a customized connection file for best results.

The data as shown in the Connections Settings and Search Attributes sections below should be applicable to any Z39.50 client software. However, the Z39.50 standard includes several options for software developers. As a result, a Z39.50 client and a Z39.50 server may each have unique characteristics that, if known, will ensure successful connectivity and complete availability of all relevant data from the Z39.50 server. Therefore, when we have such knowledge, we have provided additional guidance in configuring specific Z39.50 clients.

Settings/Search Attributes for Any Z39.50 Client

Connection Settings

Setting Value
Server Name FOLIO
Name of the Machine uchicago-z3950.folio.indexdata.com
Port 210
Authentication/Password for Access Restrictions none
Data Format OPAC
Database Name chicago
URL uchicago-z3950.folio.indexdata.com
ZURL http://uchicago-z3950.folio.indexdata.com:210/chicago

Search Attributes

Search Description Use Structure
Title Keyword 4 1
Author Keyword 1003 1
Subject Keyword 21 1
Keyword Anywhere 1016 1
ISBN (without hyphens, 13 digit only) 7 1
ISSN (with or without hyphens) 8 1
Publisher 1018 1
Date 30 1

10 digit ISBNs may be located using a keyword anywhere search.