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The Minister of Transport, in exercise of his powers under section 98 of the Transport Act 1968 and of all other enabling powers, and after consultation with…
The Minister of Transport, in exercise of his powers under section 98 of the Transport Act 1968 and of all other enabling powers, and after consultation with representative organisations in accordance with section 101(6) of the said Act of 1968, hereby makes the following Regulations:—
An electronic online access showroom, which will be used to record and to announce the newly acquired books to the users of the library of the University of Macedonia …
An electronic online access showroom, which will be used to record and to announce the newly acquired books to the users of the library of the University of Macedonia (www.lib.uom.gr/english/index.html), is already running in pilot phase. The online showroom includes a specially designed digital “exhibition area”, which is accessible via the World Wide Web and which is periodically updated with the new book acquisitions of the Library. The users of the library can browse the book catalog of this exhibition area directly from the Web with an ordinary Internet Browser. The catalog can be sorted by date, author, or title, according to the user’s preference. Also, instead of browsing the book catalog, the users can execute a search on the stored records, by keyword, title, author, subject, ISBN, or publisher, in order to limit their search to the subset of records that mostly interest them. Furthermore, from the central book catalog, or from their “search‐results” list, the users can retrieve more information concerning a specific book, simply by doing a mouse‐click on the book title. The returned information includes the table of contents, the cover and the backside of the book, the classification number, the ISBN, the title and subtitle, up to two subject headings relevant to its content, the author name(s), the publisher and the year of publication. Additionally, if they wish, they can make a reservation for one or more books, by filling in a simple form, with their full name, their e‐mail address and their user code number (a number which is provided to them on their registration with the library), in order to be notified as soon as the book(s) become available. This electronic browsing system is available in two languages, Greek and English. The user is able to change the language preference from any screen at anytime. In addition, the online showroom comes with a separate online database management environment, which is also accessible via the Web but only by authorized users. This environment allows the management of the book records and of the authorized user accounts, including the insertion, deletion and editing of the records and users. This is a paper that was presented at the 12th Annual Panhellenic Academic Libraries Conference, 12‐14 November 2003 at the Technological Educational Institute in Seres, Greece. The full conference program is at: http://conference.teiser.gr/programma_en.html
After the introduction in October 1970 of the ALS card‐based equipment for recording book circulation, the university, its computing unit and its library underwent various…
After the introduction in October 1970 of the ALS card‐based equipment for recording book circulation, the university, its computing unit and its library underwent various changes which necessitated the implementation in April 1976 of a new circulation system. Describes the planning and design of this new system, its construction and operation, basic functions, and routine and non‐routine output. It is designed to be flexible in accommodating amendments and additions at short notice, and with little or no reprogramming. Details the structure of the system control file, and the other advantages and interesting features deriving from its use. Indicates possible future developments, including the introduction of an on‐line system and isolates 3 defects: insecurity of data; consumption of time and possibility of human error; volume of paper produced. Includes a system flow chart.
The purpose of this paper is to reflect The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library's catalogue evolution as a result of electronic resources cataloguing and how…
The purpose of this paper is to reflect The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library's catalogue evolution as a result of electronic resources cataloguing and how collaborative cataloguing could be implemented in the context of Hong Kong.
The paper outlines the challenges faced by The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library and the need to find alternative way to catalogue e-books come in large batches. It describes in particular the cataloguing of Chinese e-books in collaboration with the China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS).
Different cataloguing data set are inevitably blended into the library catalogue to be used by users. Still, collaboration is feasible when libraries are ready to make compromise and accept variances in the library catalogue.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library is the first library in Hong Kong to work collaboratively with CALIS to batch convert its records for cataloguing of Chinese e-books. The paper is useful for librarians exploring new source for Chinese cataloguing or collaborative initiatives with libraries in China.
VINE is produced at least four times a year with the object of providing up‐to‐date news of work being done in the automation of library housekeeping processes, principally in the UK. It is edited and substantially written by Tony McSean, Information Officer for Library Automation based in Southampton University Library and supported by a grant from the British Library Research and Development Department. Copyright for VINE articles rests with the British Library Board, but opinions expressed in VINE do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the British Library. The subscription to VINE is £10 per year and the subscription period runs from January to December.
Since the beginning of this year the libraries have been preparing machine readable records for their current intake. This is, until the first computer‐output catalogue is produced, in parallel with production of catalogue cards in the normal way. The two‐tier record structure being used by BLCMP requires that a general MARC record be held for each book. In addition to this each of the participating libraries holding a copy of the book makes a local record to hold data such as accession number and location. These records are being punched and verified and input to the IBM 360 computer which creates MARC records, carries out error checking and produces a diagnostic print. This print is being checked by the cataloguing staffs who are noting particularly what type of errors occur and for what reason, e.g. illegible handwriting or bad punching. Corrections to the record are not being made at present since the union catalogue create and amendment programs are as yet not available.
Automation is no longer an option; it is no longer “if” but “when” and “how”. This book has been written for senior librarians who recognise this, for their line managers…
Automation is no longer an option; it is no longer “if” but “when” and “how”. This book has been written for senior librarians who recognise this, for their line managers to whom the detailed work has been delegated, and for the junior staff, library and clerical, who need to know not only how to operate a system, but why it works as it does.
The exchange of bibliographic records throughout the whole of the book world has raised new questions for the booktrade and librarians alike. This brief paper examines…
The exchange of bibliographic records throughout the whole of the book world has raised new questions for the booktrade and librarians alike. This brief paper examines some of the features of concern to the three sectors, and the interaction between them. It falls into three parts: • Some aspects of the current situation as regards automation and the generation of bibliographic data are examined. • The uses of bibliographic data across the book world, and the different emphasis in the commercial and library communities are sketched. • The content of records is looked at. A trend is noted towards the provision of records which include more content and subject‐descriptive data elements.
VINE is a Very Informal Newsletter produced three times a year by the Information Officer for library Automation and financed by the British Library Research & Development Department. It is issued free of charge on request to interested librarians, systems staff and library college lecturers. VINE'S objective is to provide an up‐to‐date picture of work being done in U.K. library automation which has not been reported elsewhere.
This document describes, briefly, the techniques employed in the MERLIN database 10 store and retrieve bibliographic data. An explanation of the choice of value related…
This document describes, briefly, the techniques employed in the MERLIN database 10 store and retrieve bibliographic data. An explanation of the choice of value related storage is given, with an indication of the merits of this approach both for data management (cataloguing) and retrieval (searching). Particular attention is paid to the necessity of accurately maintaining the intellectually established relationships between bibliographic data elements, and economic use of storage in a publicly shared data base.