MARC records from Ebsco's Serials Directory can now be downloaded into the Dynix system for cataloging and searching purposes. Dynix apparently is the first automated library system to allow such a transfer. Serials titles are searched with Ebsco-CD software, using the CD-ROM version of The Serials Directory. Once MARC records are retrieved using this process, they can be imported into the Dynix system, where they are indexed and fully searchable.
The new link provides easy retrospective conversion of serials bibliographic records. It will be especially attractive to librarians who wish to acquire MARC-format records without paying for online searching or per-record fees.
Ebsco facilitates the export of the records from its Serials Directory; Dynix provides the ability to import the Ebsco bibliographic records into its fully integrated system and makes them available for serials control.
[Contact: Ebsco Publishing, P.O. Box 2250, Peabody, MA 01960-7250; (800) 653-2726 or (508) 535-8500; Fax (508) 535-8545; or Dynix, Inc., 151 East 1700 South, Provo, UT 84606-9911; (801) 375-2770; Fax (801) 373-1889.]