Avalon can be configured to import descriptive metadata from an external source (such as an OPAC) via SRU or Z39.50.

Configuration is located inĀ avalon.yml.

SRU Configuration

To configure Avalon to use an SRU source (such as yaz-proxy), you will need the following information:

Example

  bib_retriever:
    protocol: sru
    url: http://zgate.library.example.edu:9000/catdb
    query: rec.id=%{bib_id}

Note: %{bib_id} will be replaced by the bibliographic ID provided by the depositor.

Z39.50 Configuration

Configuring Avalon to use a Z39.50 source requires the following information:

Example

  bib_retriever:
    protocol: z39.50
    host: zgate.library.example.edu
    port: 210
    database: CATALOG
    attribute: 7