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Library Systems Newsletter [January 1993]

CDMARC Serials-the complete CONSER data base on CD-ROM-is now available from the Cataloging Distribution Service of the Library of Congress. The file of approximately 600,000 MARC-formatted serial records includes contributions from the U.S. Newspaper Program. The majority of records are full-level cataloging with LC call numbers and subject headings. This new one-disc product is fully cumulated and issued quarterly (three issues only for the 1992 subscription year).

CDMARC Serials features 16 search and 14 browse indexes, including LC and Dewey classification numbers. The search functions allow users to search individual words or phrases; it includes Boolean searching and has no stopwords. The browse function allows users to scroll through the indexes similar to the way a search is conducted in a print index. Users can view citations in five display formats: catalog card image, MARC tagged, labeled, custom labeled or custom tagged. Records can be saved in DOS format for word processing or by exporting them in full USMARC Communications format for use in an automated 5% base.

A reference manual, quick reference guide, keyboard template, binder, and installation and retrieval software are included. The 1992 subscription to CDMARC Serials is $330.

[Contact: Library of Congress, Customer Services Section, Cataloging, Distribution Service-Dept. AD, Washington, DC 20541- 5017; (800) 255-3666; Fax (202) 707-1334.]

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Publication Year:1993
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 13 Number 01
Issue:January 1993
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Libraries: Library of Congress
Subject: CD-ROM applications
Record Number:5195
Last Update:2024-07-24 11:05:42
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00