Cataloguing Client

The Cataloguing Client (or the ‘Client’) is windows-based software that is installed on your computer and enables you to catalogue directly onto the ANBD. You can:

  • add, edit and delete bibliographic records
  • add, edit and delete your holdings
  • add, edit, and delete authority records
  • import records from other databases
  • create records in non-Latin scripts including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Cyrillic, Greek, Tamil, Thai, Arabic and Hebrew.

Who should use the Client?

The Cataloguing Client requires that you are familiar with cataloguing processes and the MARC format. It is suitable for more experienced cataloguers. However, there is a novice mode to help those with less experience. If you or your staff have little or no cataloguing experience and/or catalogue infrequently, consider using Web Cataloguing. It is strongly recommended that staff who will be using the Client attend training. Check our upcoming courses to see what training is currently on offer and if there are none near you, contact the trainer in your state/territory to register your interest.

Installation & Configuration guide

System requirements

Microsoft Windows 98SE Internet Explorer 5 100MB Free Disk Space 128Mb RAM Video Resolution 800x600 Internet Connection
Microsoft Windows 2000 or above Internet Explorer 5 or above 100MB Free Disk Space 128Mb RAM Video Resolution 1024x768 Internet Connection

Downloading the Client

The Client is available to download from our ftp site. Please contact the Help Desk to obtain the download link. If you have trouble accessing the ftp site, check with your IT section as there may be an issue with a local firewall. *Due to licensing obligations, we cannot make the link freely available.

IMPORTANT! Before you install the Client, previous versions MUST be uninstalled.

Uninstalling the Client

  1. Your user profile will be saved, but some other files you may have customised will be lost. Save a copy of any files that you would like to keep:
    • proxy settings script you may have set up – the proxy_settings.jsfile located in C:\Program Files\LACC\defaults\pref.
    • if you are using port 11521, the modified start.htm in C:\Program Files\LACC\chrome\ibw\content
  2. Close the Client if you have it open.
  3. Go to C:\Program Files\LACC and run the file called uninst.exe (i.e. double click on uninstall.exe > click next > click uninstall > click finish).
  4. Go to C:\Program Files, right click on the LACC folder and delete.

Contact your IT section if you’re unsure about any of these steps. Please note that you will lose any customisation and preferences settings (e.g. colours, fonts) which will need to be reset after installation.

Installing the Client

  1. Within the ftp link, click on the LACCSetup.38.exe link and choose the option to RUN.
  2. Follow the installation wizard by clicking next, next, and then install. It should create a desktop shortcut and also be in the Start menu.

What to do if the client does not work on your Windows 7 computer:

  1. Set the installation program to run in compatibility mode for XP Service Pack 3.

To do this:

  • Copy or download LACCSetup.38.exe to the computer's C drive (not a network drive, where compatibility mode is not permitted)
  • Right click on LACCSetup.38.exe, then click:
  • Properties...
  • Compatibility (tab)
  • "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" (check box)
  • Select " XP Service Pack 3". Then OK.

After installation, LACCSetup.38.exe may be deleted.

2. After installation, set WinIBW to use compatibility mode for XP Service Pack 3

  • Right click on the WinIBW3 icon, then follow the steps described above (After step 1, you may find it already set for this)


Using the Client

Connecting to the server

In order for the Cataloguing Client to connect to the Libraries Australia server,certain TCP ports MUST be enabled on firewalls. Our Technical details page lists the names and IP addresses of each of our services and which ports they use.

Configuring port 11521

The Cataloguing Client uses port 1521 which is traditionally used for Oracle traffic. However, the latest version of the Client no longer communicates using Oracle and instead uses a protocol called pica3. To save our members having to reconfigure firewalls, the client continues to use port 1521. However port 11521 was also opened at the Libraries Australia end for those routers that only let Oracle traffic through port 1521. So, if your router/firewall won't allow you to access Libraries Australia using the Client on port 1521, here's how to configure the Client to use port 11521:

  1. Make sure you have opened port 11521 through your firewall.
  2. Open the Cataloguing Client, hover over the 'Libraries Australia Production' link and look in the bottom left hand corner of the program. If it says: pica3:// it is still using port 1521.
  3. Go to the installation directory and then Chrome > ibw > content (usually C:\Program Files\LACC\chrome\ibw\content) and copy start.htm
  4. Rename the new copy of the file to startold.htm.
  5. Open start.htm using a text editor (e.g. Notepad) and change the Libraries Australia Production link from:pica3:// to pica3:// then save.

Try connecting again. If this fix works for you, please install the new start.htm file on every computer using the Cataloguing Client within your organisation.

Program set up and use

See the Cataloguing Client Manual for detailed information on using the Client.

Security Considerations

The National Library engaged Getronic to undertake an independent external security review and vulnerability assessment of the Cataloguing Client. The risks identified by were rated low to very low, indicating a highly secure client environment. For more information, please read the summary findings of the security assessment.