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Many libraries have expressed an interest in the possibility of using CDROM to provide an interactive public access catalogue, as an alternative to fichebased products and to providing online access to the networked library system. Similarly, many systems suppliers have included CDROM in their...
The introduction of online public access catalogues OPACs has been one of the most rapid developments in library and information work in this decade. Since the early 1980s the academic sector has led the way in the United Kingdom in establishing OPACs as part of the library scene. Users have...
This article and the following one on LIBRARIAN contain product descriptions of two systems not previously covered in VINE, LIBRA from Emtek Computers and LIBRARIAN from Eurotec. Both are supplied to a range of libraries, but have an existing strong user base in the college library sector, a...
Eurotec is a software and consultancy firm providing products for markets other than the library market, notably a system for barristers and an electronic mail system. The library product, Librarian, has been available since 1983 and accounts for about 50 of the business. Eurotec also provides...
Newcastle University Library has been using OCLC's LS2000 for cataloguing and an OPAC since March 1985. To provide greater network access to the OPAC, it was decided in 1987 to use the CATS software from Cambridge University Library on the University mainframe an Amdahl running MTS to provide an...
Project Jupiter is a UGC funded project sponsored by the JANET User Group for Libraries and managed by Glasgow University Library. It has its background in the UGC's major commitment to and investment in library networking, undertaken in 1987. At that time, the JUGL Committee submitted a bid to...
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