Glossary

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Cron Job – A job that runs on the server at a scheduled time, an example would be the fines calculations, which completes on the server around 3am every night.

FRBR – a 1998 recommendation of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions,(IFLA) to restructure catalog databases to reflect the conceptual structure of information resources.

GUI – Graphical User Interface

Koha – The open-source automation system we are using.

ByWater – The company who is providing support and hosting for our shared system.

Load Server – Where we check all of our automated jobs, and is the final step before the data goes live.

Open SourceA program in which the source code is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design free of charge.

Production Server – The server that hosts our automation system when it is finally in use by our libraries.

Test Server – Where the data goes first, and where we make all of our customizations.

z39.50A client-server protocol for searching and retrieving information from remote computer databases.

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