You can access ITS•MARC records
by Z39.50 or via your browser. You can switch from one to the other until you
find out which fits you best.
Most catalogers find Z39.50 to be the most efficient way to access ITS•MARC
because they can also search their local database or other Z39.50 servers (e.g.,
OCLC). If you use a TLC cataloging program (e.g., BiblioFile, Library.Solution),
your search is sent to all profiled databases in your preferred sequence.
Records appear in a full screen edit window, ready to be saved into your local
database, another Z39.50 server, a print queue, or to one or more MARC export
With ITS•MARC browser access, you work within your Internet browser to access records from the ITS•MARC
server. This method is advantageous for librarians who want to be on the
Internet as they catalog. Your downloaded records are saved to a file on your
hard drive for later editing.