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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

Program: electronic library and information systems

ISSN: 0033-0337

Article publication date: 1 January 1991

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 CD‐ROM technology is recognised. Finally the Enquiry/Public Access and Circulation modules are described giving short‐comings of the existing system and suggested ways to improve the facilities in the future.

Citation

Jeremiah, D. (1991), "Automation in the Department of Printed Books at the National Library of Wales: Part 2, cataloguing, retrospective conversion, enquiry and circulation", Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 25 No. 1, pp. 19-36. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb047074

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MCB UP Ltd

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