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  1. Cross searching & Z39.50 Penny Robertson, Information Officer SLIC & CILIPS Scottish Library & Information Council

  2. Overview • Background • Issues • Tools • Future

  3. Background • CAIRNS (Cooperative Information Retrieval Network for Scotland). A cross sectoral z39.50 interface. • Developed by Centre for Digital Library Research & Scottish Library & Information Council • Users can dynamically landscape z targets for their own use

  4. CAIRNS , the service

  5. Issues • Jumping the IT hoop • Limited systems experience • Inconsistency of Z servers • Promotion of CAIRNS

  6. Tools • Horizon Information Portal test bed for Z targets • SCAMP interface and the traffic light system

  7. SCAMP , staff portal

  8. Future • Liaise with Z contacts to alert CAIRNS to upgrades migration etc. • Interrogation of non SQL databases

  9. Thank You! CAIRNS: http://cairns.lib.strath.ac.uk Contact: Penny Robertson e: scotearl@slainte.org.uk; t: 01698 458888