A selection of the databases maintained by the National Library of Norway are accessible for search/retrieval by means of the Z39.50 protocol, including the national bibliographies and union catalogues of books and serials.
The database names below are linked to detailed database descriptions, including URLs of web interfaces. Searching the databases through web or Z39.50 is free of charge.
The information below should be sufficient to configure a client for searching the NB Z39.50 target.
|Services||INITIALIZE, SEARCH, PRESENT, DELETE_RESULT_SET, CLOSE|
|Query type supported||1 (RPN)|
|Attribute set||BIB-1 - see details|
|Record syntaxes||NORMARC, USMARC, SUTRS|
|Query string charset||ISO 8859-1|
|Record charset||ISO 8859-1|
|Record composition||F, B, R, B1, B2|
The target supports explain lite, which is based on XML encoded description of the target. The explain lite document can be viewed with your browser if it supports XML and XSL.