National and International Bibliographic Databases: Trends and Prospects

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CRC Press, Nov 30, 1988 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 277 pages
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The first comprehensive examination of bibliographic databases on a worldwide scale, this important new volume focuses on the development and future of, as well as the transitions within large scale national and international bibliographic databases. Professionals discuss the linking of national bibliographic databases. On a broader scale, several chapters examine different types of bibliographic databases outside of North America in their various stages of development. Experts address some of the important issues connecting the components of international bibliographic databases, including communication protocols between various bibliographic databases and authority control.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
The Future of National Bibliographic Databases
11
What Is a Protocol?
17
Transformation of the Relationship of the Individual
24
Authority Control and Linked Bibliographic Databases
35
Conclusion
45
Participant Authentication
52
Whither CONSER?
65
The Future
123
Mexicos LIBRUNAM System and Its Database
129
The ABN ANB AUSMARC and
141
AUSMARC ABN and the National Library
148
The British National Bibliographic Service
155
Format Considerations
161
The Canadian Union Catalogue in the DOBIS
178
Conclusion
186

The Benefits
72
Current Status Work in Progress
79
Other Central Dntibise leitures
85
Design Content and Services
91
Systems Interfaces
98
Whats in the Database?
104
The Development of CJK Bibliographic Databases
111
Bibliographical Databases in GermanSpeaking Countries
199
German Democratic Republic
211
Conclusion
222
The Italian Computerized Archive of Books
229
Conclusion
235
MARC Formats in Norway
243
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