Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hosted Library Systems

What issues are important in a hosted library system? Beyond price and up-time that is. Ones that come to my mind are:
  1. Ability to handle MARC authority records
  2. Z39.50 or sru/srw searching, the ability for a searcher to download a MARC record
  3. Stable, short URLs for each record
  4. RDA complaint
What am I overlooking? Any suggestions about good, bad or ugly systems.

1 comment:

Jennifer Parsons said...

Even more important than being able to deal with MARC authority is the actual authority control itself.

Plus: indexing. Keywords, authors, titles, subjects-- all of those make the catalog searchable.