The National Library of Indonesia (Jakarta) has become the seventh national library to purchase VTLS's library automation package. The other six are, the National Agriculture Library, National Gallery of Art, National Library of Finland, National Library of Malaysia, National Library of Scotland, and the Lenin State Library of the U.S.S.R.
The VTLS system will be implemented in phases after a retrospective conversion. NLI has contracted for the online public access catalog (OPAC), cataloging, circulation, keyword searching, authority control, and serials control. In addition, NLI has purchased the microcomputer-based Cataloging Enhancer for use by its 26 provincial libraries. The system will run on a Hewlett-Packard 3000 Series/Model 920 computer.
Established in 1980 by consolidating four libraries, the Library houses 500,000 titles and 850,000 volumes. Its holdings do not circulate, except for interlibrary loans. The collection consists of monographs, serials, maps, and non-book materials in the fields of social science and humanities, with the majority of the collection dating back to the Dutch colonial period of the 16th century.
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