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Connexion client, for power cataloging

For those who prefer the familiarity and power of a desktop application, a Windows-based interface is available as a free download.

Functionality compared to browser

Connexion client screen capture
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The Connexion client provides much of the same cataloging functionality as exists in the browser interface, while adding productivity-boosting enhancements including macros, additional keyboard customization—you can perform all navigation and cataloging actions using assignable key combinations—and integrated label printing. In addition, you can work offline, using client local files and batch processing to send your transactions to OCLC. The Connexion client supports languages written in Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Chinese, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Ethiopic, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Syriac, Tamil and Thai scripts, with interface language choices of Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, German, Japanese, Korean, or Spanish. Individual users logging onto a shared workstation can maintain their own settings within the application.

Note that certain Connexion functionality, such as express cataloging and Dewey and Digital Archive services, and the WorldCat Selection service, is available only in the Web-based Connexion browser. A detailed comparison chart is available to help you compare functionality in the Connexion client and Connexion browser, point by point.

System requirements

Software Hardware
  • 32–bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 are supported by Connexion client version 2.50. In addition, the client requires that you have Internet Explorer (IE) 5.5 or higher installed on your workstation, but it does not need to be your default browser
See specifications suggested by Microsoft for your version of Windows.

More detailed information on system requirements is available in the Getting Started guide.

Further instruction

Complete information on using the Connexion client is available in Connexion client documentation.

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