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National Libraries Project on CD-Rom


The project aims to promote better and easier access by more users to European national bibliographies and to promote economies in library cataloguing through greater and more effective sharing of cataloguing source records. CD-Rom was chosen as a cost-effective delivery medium and a means of ensuring widespread distribution of cataloguing data between European countries. An important feature is the development of standard approaches to strategies, applications and formats.

The 9 sub-projects each involve different partnerships between the Consortium libraries and will run, some in parallel, some consecutively, throughout the duration of the project. The results, taking the form variously of prototypes, specifications and reports, will be made available on a wide and ongoing basis, through publications or licensing mechanisms as appropriate.
Projects fall into a number of categories, all intended to have a general applicability beyond the test systems. Some of the sub-projects focus on the development of soft standards or guidelines for bibliographic applications of CD-Rom. Other projects have a technical rather than bibliographical orientation and are concerned with the interfaces to the DOS environment, to local and to remote systems. An important factor is to ensure that the projects and bibliographic products keep in step with emerging technical developments and standards.


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British Library
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2 Sheraton Street
W1V 4BH London
United Kingdom

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