Yes, but only if the server you are using supports the z39.50 extended attributes.  However, few commercial ils systems seem to support it by default.


Terry Reese
Gray Family Chair for
Innovative Library Services
121 Valley Library
Corvallis,  OR 97331
phone:  541.737.6384

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Lease Morgan
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 12:16 PM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] z39.50 and write operations

Does Z39.50 support write operations?

We here at Notre Dame may be working with a vendor in the near future who will be reading our MARC bibliographic records via Z39.50. I have also been told, not necessarily by the vendor, that these same records will be updated and reinserted back into our catalog by the vendor. I am quite familiar with Z39.50's ability to search and download content, but I am not familiar with its ability to write back to the server. Is this possible?

Eric Lease Morgan
University of Notre Dame