VuFind has a connector that works pretty well for SirsiDynix
Unicorn/Symphony users. It levies an ILS server side script (Perl I
think) to interface with the API to get holdings data. It is possible to
get account data the same way, though it hasn't been developed.

You can see it run here on our beta install:
Wait a few seconds following page load and the holdings data should

Mike Beccaria
Systems Librarian
Head of Digital Initiatives
Paul Smith's College

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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
Chris Keene
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 9:05 AM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] holdings standards/protocols


We recently implemented a new third party web catalogue (Aquabrowser).

So far so good, and separating the web based discovery layer from the 
monolithic ILS seems to be the right direction.

However there seems to be two areas of weakness: Holdings and 'My 
Accout' (renewal, reservations). i.e. the need for  *any* 
catalogue/discovery system to allow users to see holdings and account 
info from *any* ils.

I'm trying to get my facts right on the current situation. Any help 

re Holdings.  Two things come up when asking around and looking on the 
web (some what briefly), Z39.50 and ISO 20775.

Can anyone give me an idea if any/many/all (ILS) Z implementations have 
implemented the holdings information?

Is there a way of testing this using a client such as yaz (e.g. a worked

example of seeing holdings via Z)

Is there interest from ILS suppliers in the ISO holdings standard, are 
any of them implementing it?

Thanks for any info
Chris Keene                                     [log in to unmask]
Technical Development Manager                   Tel (01273) 877950
University of Sussex Library