LOC failed to initialize search

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TomR
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LOC failed to initialize search

Post by TomR » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:37 pm

Lately when I try to search the Library of Congress, I consistently get the error "<h1>Failed to Initialize to z3950.loc.gov" . The other sites in BE Online Searches work normally. I believe this coincides with my upgrade to the latest version of Bookends (13.2.7) but I am not positive. Running macOS 10.15.1. I haven't seen any other connection anomalies. Thanks for any assistance.

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Re: LOC failed to initialize search

Post by Jon » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:13 am

I see that too, I expect there is some problem with the server Bookends is using. I'll take a look.

In the meantime, enable and use the filter "Library of Congress Z39.50.fltr". That's working.

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TomR
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Re: LOC failed to initialize search

Post by TomR » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:09 am

Yes, that filter you specify works for me. Thank you.

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