The concept of Web OPACs is recent origin and it is serving as a gateway to the resources not only held by the respective library but also to the holdings of other participating libraries without to local collection but going, beyond further to regional , national, international levels. It allows users to interact with documents stored on computers all over the world and makes easier…

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  • Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)

    Over the past decade, ever-increasing number of libraries is in the process of abandoning the traditional card catalogue as a means of access to their collections and switching over to computer-based catalogue. This phenomenon is characterized as transition from manual methods to mechanical method in the design and development of Online Catalogues, it knows as OPAC. Through the online public access catalogue (OPAC) now functions…

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  • Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) and its characteristics

    The Information Explosion has revolutionized the thinking and outlook of the librarians during the recent years. This phenomenon has triggered a series of changes posing corresponding challenges necessitating the re-examination of technical policies of library and information centers. Traditionally, one of the keys to retrieve the information has been the catalogue along with classification. The catalogue which started in the hook form did not remain…

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