This paper describes the installation and the first year's operation of a commercial computer‐based cataloguing system and the extent to which this system has been adapted to the specific needs of a new university (the Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen). The catalogue is regarded principally as a finding tool. Cataloguing is done locally according to minimal rules which are, however, MARC‐compatible; input effort is minimised by the use of automatic field recognition and automatic error detection. The data is batch processed by a computer bureau in England. The catalogue is output on COM microfiche in three sequences: 1. author; 2. title; 3. ‘KWUC’ (Keyword and UDC)‐a KWOC‐type format within broad UDC classes and originated from manually tagged title‐derived keywords. The system has been well received by users. Plans for further automation of the UIA Library are outlined.
Vervliet, H. (1974), "The Machine‐Readable Catalogues of the UIA Library Antwerp: an Experiment with an Interim MARC‐Compatible Cataloguing System", Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 117-133. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb046703Download as .RIS
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