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    Dash replaced by space in ISSN search via z39.50

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 15.5

    1. If an ISSN in ILL request contains the dash, the Z39.50 search performed is for a word 9 bytes long with a space in the middle. This result in no matches by the locate.
    Why replace the '-' in Z39.50 search by a space?

    2. How to change the ISSN in z39.50 search to compress the '-' ?

    1. To solve z39.50 ISSN search problem, please remove the '-' in $alephe_root/gate/sjmw.conf (and other .conf files you are using for external suppliers) in the next line:
    Z58-TAB01-FILING 7P([/<P_2P.,:;!"-P
    (follows after
    Z58-TAB01-TYPE find
    And restart www_server and z39 gate.

    2. To change the ISSN in search: to compress the '-', please add addtional definition in the line for ISSN:
    The whole line will look:
    Z58-TAB01-FILING 7P([/<P_2P.,:;!"P_27P-a3P

    Additional Information

    search by ISSN, z39.50 search, dash, hyphen, z39.50 gate

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013