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ERIC Number: ED433829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Pages: 6
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Adaptable Network Cooperate Catalog for Complex Information Objects. From Single Library to a Consortium: Sharing the Management and Distribution of Information Resources.
Morag, Azriel
Libraries faced with the challenge of cooperative cataloging must maintain a high degree of unification within the library network (consortium) without compromising local libraries' independence. This paper compares a traditional model for cooperative catalogs achieved by means of a Union Catalog that depends entirely on replication of data between the local libraries and the Union catalog, with a more advanced concept, the Virtual Cooperate Catalog (VCC) that includes an engine that enables a unified search and retrieval of records across diverse local library catalogs and systems. The two models are in fact complementary in their achievements. The ALEPH500 library information system contains a special component, the ALEPH-Net proposes a flexible model that can be tuned in order to achieve the best balancing between virtuality and the reality of data: a Network Cooperative Catalog (NCC). The basic conceptual and technological elements that underline the NCC consist of a distributed database design, links to other records, and an "Expand" option. (AEF)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel