Sometimes there is no Evergreen bib record for the holding you are adding. In this case you use “Z39.50” to import a bib record from another library. When you use this protocol to add a new bib record you are adding the bib record for use by everyone in the consortium. So here are a few important things to keep in mind.
1. Open the Z39.50 search from the Cataloging/Import Record from Z39.50 menu.
The upper right side of the screen is the Services and Credentials area. It lists the services you can search for records and allows you to enter your username and password for services that require that information. Check as many services as you want to search simultaneously. Always include Local Catalog in your search.
Click the “Save as Default” button. The Save as Default button saves the services checked and username/password information for future use.
On the upper left of the screen is the Query area. After you have chosen the services to search, you see a list of fields into which you can enter your search criteria. If you need to clear the search form of all entered terms, click on the Clear Form button. When you have entered the desired search criteria, click the Search button. Good practice is to search first by Title.
Once you have done your search, the results displays in the lower section of the screen. You can take a variety of actions from the Results area.
Use the buttons at the top of this list to:
 Z39.50 is an international standard for searching and retrieving information from a database over the Internet. The standard as it relates to libraries is managed by the Library of Congress, and is used by thousands of libraries throughout the world to share bibliographic records.