Open Holding Status

General description

The Open Holding Status is a web service which provides information about the availability of library materials:

  • Which libraries own the material
  • What is the current loan status of the material in the local system

Operations:

  • localisation: searches for the material in the library data well’s holdings register: which libraries have the material, does the library have a notification for any usage restrictions (codes in marc field 096*r)
  • holdings: the status of the material in the individual library. Answers can only be retrieved from libraries that support holdings lookup via z3950 or ISO 20775.
  • detailedHoldings: a newer version of holdings, with expanded details for journal-holdings.

Web Service

http://openholdingstatus.addi.dk/

Access to the user service requires authentication using the Netpunkt gateway:

         <ns1:authentication>

            <ns1:groupIdAut>[library number]</ns1:groupIdAut>

            <ns1:passwordAut>[netpunkt password]</ns1:passwordAut>

            <ns1:userIdAut>netpunkt</ns1:userIdAut>

         </ns1:authentication>

Test examples

Refer to the example client.

License Terms

Use of the web service requires subscription of a DanBib license (Netpunkt access code). The web service is published under the GPLv3 license.