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.
Program: electronic library and information systems – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jan 1, 1991