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Williams, Jo – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to show that knowledge of the Machine-Readable Cataloguing (MARC) format is useful in all aspects of librarianship, not just for cataloguing, and how MARC knowledge can address indexing limitations of the online catalogue. Design/methodology/approach: The paper employs examples and scenarios to show the…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Metadata, Library Science, Librarians
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Anuradha, K. T.; Sivakaminathan, R.; Kumar, P. Arun – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: There are many library automation packages available as open-source software, comprising two modules: staff-client module and online public access catalogue (OPAC). Although the OPAC of these library automation packages provides advanced features of searching and retrieval of bibliographic records, none of them facilitate full-text…
Descriptors: Online Catalogs, Open Source Technology, Online Searching, Computer Software
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Madhusudhan, Margam; Aggarwal, Shalini – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to examine the various features and components of web-based online public access catalogues (OPACs) of IIT libraries in India with the help of a specially designed evaluation checklist. Design/methodology/approach: The various features of the web-based OPACs in six IIT libraries (IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Catalogs, Internet, Check Lists