Study on The Use of CDS/ISIS for Online Public Access Catalogue for Indonesian University Libraries Case of Bogor Agricultural University Library
Saleh, Abdul Rahman
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This study attempts to explore and examine the possibility of the use of Micro CDS/ISIS for Online Public Access Catalogue to support the library network and resource sharing in Indonesian University Libraries. The characteristic and performance of Micro CDS/ISIS Software package, which is released by UNESCO is presented. Some literatures in Micro CDS/ISIS are reviewed to give an understailding of the software. Review on Local Area Network technology as well as library automation is presented in the early chapter. It is intended to establish the understanding for developing idea of the importance of computer technology in library automation espacially for creating automated library catalogue as well as bibliographic databases. The library development in Indonesia is also discussed to give a brief information about the condition of libraries, especially university libraries, in Indonesia. Althought it is not very deep, a University Library Network in Indonesia is also presented in this study. It is intended to give a background information about the readyness of the Indonesian University Libraries in adopting a computer technology. Finally, the database for OPAC is created to examine how good the CDS/ISIS in supporting the OPAC database. This study also attempts to explore the possibility of importing records from other databases into the CDS/ISIS database. DBTOISIS program, program to convert any record format in ASCII text file into the IS0 2709 record format was created in this study.
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