Like so many library "standards," z30.50 is a syntax and a set of rough
guidelines. You have no idea what's actually happening on the other end,
because it's not specified, and you just have to either find someone you can
ask at the target machine or reverse engineer it.
On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 5:13 PM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> What are the ways to accomplish exact title searches with z39.50?
> I'm looping through a list of MARC records trying to determine whether or
> not we own multiple copies of an item. After reading MARC field 245,
> subfield a I am creating the following z39.50 query:
> @attr 1=4 "foo bar"
> Unfortunately my local implementation seems to interpret this in a rather
> regular expression sort of way -- "* foo bar *". Does anybody out there know
> how to create a more exact query? I only want to find titles exactly
> equalling "foo bar".
> Eric Lease Morgan
> University of Notre Dame
Library Systems Programmer
University of Michigan Library