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Monday, October 5, 2009
Z39.50 Download Limit Increased for Download/Retrieval of records from the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), effective 10/1/09
Library Services and Content Management (LSCM) is pleased to announce a ninety-day pilot that increases the z39.50 per session limit to 10,000 for download and retrieval of records from the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), effective October 1, 2009. The existing z39.50 password will remain in place for the duration of the pilot.
The pilot is an incremental step in increasing access to bibliographic records in the CGP via z39.50, raising the per session limit for depository libraries. For the length of the pilot, LSCM automation librarians will closely monitor the effect of the ten-fold limit increase on the ILS servers. Although this is not anticipated, the pilot can be ended at any time should the ILS servers show extreme adverse effects from the increase in activity.