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Automation in the Department of Printed Books at the National Library of Wales Part 2, cataloguing, retrospective conversion, enquiry and circulation

Automation in the Department of Printed Books at the National Library of Wales Part 2,... This is the second in a series of three articles describing the automation system, based on McDonnell Douglas' URICA package used in the Department of Printed Books at the National Library of Wales. A description of the Cataloguing Module is given, including developments to respond to changing working practices and problems inherent in the original system design. The Retrospective Record Conversion procedures are described and the likely impact of CDROM technology is recognised. Finally the EnquiryPublic Access and Circulation modules are described giving shortcomings of the existing system and suggested ways to improve the facilities in the future. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Program: electronic library and information systems Emerald Publishing

Automation in the Department of Printed Books at the National Library of Wales Part 2, cataloguing, retrospective conversion, enquiry and circulation

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0033-0337
DOI
10.1108/eb047074
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Abstract

This is the second in a series of three articles describing the automation system, based on McDonnell Douglas' URICA package used in the Department of Printed Books at the National Library of Wales. A description of the Cataloguing Module is given, including developments to respond to changing working practices and problems inherent in the original system design. The Retrospective Record Conversion procedures are described and the likely impact of CDROM technology is recognised. Finally the EnquiryPublic Access and Circulation modules are described giving shortcomings of the existing system and suggested ways to improve the facilities in the future.

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Program: electronic library and information systemsEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1991

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