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COBISS/OPAC - Direct links

Examples of direct URL links to some functions within COBISS/OPAC.

NOTE: URLs must not contain spaces, letters with a diacritic placed over them, aka as caron (č, š, ž) and some other characters. Instead of a space either the "+" sign or the "%20" characters should be used.

Examples of links

Link to individual library or database

  1. http://www.vbm.mk/scripts/cobiss?command=CONNECT&BASE=40001&lani=en  
    (Library NUBSK)
  2. http://www.vbm.mk/scripts/cobiss?command=connect&base=40136&dept=02&lani=en  
    (Library UBBIT, Dept. 02)
  3. http://www.vbm.mk/scripts/cobiss?command=connect&base=public&lani=en  
    (List of libraries containing the word "Public")

What to do? In the base parameter, enter either the library code or cronym or a word from the name of the library or a database. If the word is contained in the names of several libraries, a list of these libraries will appear (example 4). The best way to access individual libraries within COBISS is to use a unique data within the COBISS system, i.e. the library's code (examples 1 and 2).

Search

  1. http://www.vbm.mk/scripts/cobiss?command=SEARCH&base=cobib&select=putujuci&lani=en 
    (Searching COBIB: Enter a search term with letters without a caron)
  2. http://www.vbm.mk/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=40001&select=(AU=dikens*+and+PY=200*)&lani=en
    (Searching the Library NUBSK: Replace a space with the "+" sign)

What to do? In the select гparameter, enter a search term in the advance search mode using spaces and letters without a caron.

Record display

  1. http://www.vbm.mk/scripts/cobiss?command=DISPLAY&base=40096&rid=65600010&lani=en  
    (DZS – State Statistical Office )
  2. http://www.vbm.mk/scripts/cobiss?command=DISPLAY&base=40136&dep=01&rid=73432586&lani=en  
    (UBBIT, Dept. 01)

What to do? In the rid parameter, enter the COBISS-ID of the record you wish to display.

View material on loan/Renew the loan period

  1. http://www.vbm.mk/scripts/cobiss?command=LOAN&base=40136&lani=en  (Library UBBIT)

When the page opens, enter you library membership card no. and password to view the material on loan or renew the loan period.