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Contributing Your Library's Records to reQuest
A service of the Connecticut State Library and your local library

The reQuest statewide library catalog contains more than 5 million titles and 23 million library holdings from more than 400 public, academic, school and special libraries in Connecticut. The Connecticut Union List of Serials (CULS, also searchable through reQuest, contains approximately 60 thousand titles and 150 thousand holdings.

Whether you have never contributed your records to reQuest or have not done so in awhile, it is not too late to start. The basic steps are:

  1. Extract your bibliographic records and holdings from your local system (full extracts preferred on a monthly basis). Instructions are below for select vendors. They are provided in Portable Document Format (PDF) and require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing. If you can not access them, please contact Gail Hurley :

    1. Athena (file in .pdf - 12kb)
    2. Follett - Circ. Plus/Catalog Plus (file in .pdf - 81kb)
    3. Follett - Destiny (file in .pdf - 304kb)
    4. Horizon (file in .pdf - 6kb)
    5. Innovative Interfaces (III) (file in .pdf - 49kb)
    6. Softlink (file in .pdf - 10kb)
    7. TLC-Library Solution (file in .pdf - 8kb)
    8. Voyager (file in .pdf - 89kb)
    9. Winnebago (file in .pdf - 21kb)

    Note: Libraries using Auto-Graphics'™ Verso system (asp product) can have their records automatically extracted each month and loaded into reQuest.

    Note: If you do not have an automated system, but wish to have your library records online, you may consider joining reQuest to use the cataloging options available to add your holdings to reQuest.

    Note: Please go to the Connecticut Union List of Serials page for information on how to update your library's serials holdings.
  2. Send records electronically using FTP or Dropbox, or mail records on flash drive or CD to our vendor, Auto-Graphics.

    File Transfer Protocol (FTP) instructions, click here.

    To mail records, please send them to: Attn: Ramiro Castillo, Auto-Graphics, Inc.
    430 North Vineyard Avenue, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764.

If you are concerned with the quality of the records you are submitting to reQuest, you may check to see if they were included in reQuest or rejected by reQuest during the loading process. Auto-Graphics has set up monthly folders where you can check to see if records were too brief or did not include your library's holdings. Click here to see how to check your records.

Monthly input statistics are available for each library to check the number of records submitted and the frequency of the submissions. A listing of libraries with holdings in reQuest is also available along with the reQuest updating schedule.

For questions, please contact:

Gail Hurley
Statewide Library Catalog Coordinator
iCONN
Connecticut State Library, Division of Library Development
Gail.Hurley@ct.gov
860-704-2222 or toll free in CT 888-256-1222
Fax 860-704-2228
 


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