eCataloguer: An Automatic Tool for Developing Bibliographic Database using MARCXML Records

  • K. Nageswara Rao
  • A.L. Moorthy
Keywords: eCataloguer, bibliographic databases, e-books, MARCXML


The main access point for any library’s collections is the online public access catalogue (OPAC) whichis the primary source of information in the library. In general, libraries use gateway approach for providingaccess to e-resources such as e-books. To effectively increase the usage of e-books, it is necessary todevelop and maintain library catalogue and provide searchable for e-books full-text collection. eCataloguer–is an automatic tool used for creating library bibliographic database, designed and developed using Java.eCataloguer has a web interface by which library professional can seamlessly and quickly develop bibliographicdatabase of library documents using ISBN number. This tool locates the MARCXML record of the documentby matching with ISBN number at the Library of Congress, reads the MARC tags and data values and presentsto the user in an interface that develops local database of library documents. In supervised mode of databasedevelopment, this tool quickly locates and presents bibliographic data to the user for making corrections beforesubmitting to the local database. It also facilitates for the creation of database in a batch mode. eCataloguerhelps the library professionals to develop bibliographic database in a multi-user and multi-platform environmentas it has been developed using Java technology not only for printed books but also for electronic books.

doi: 10.14429/djlit.32.2.1591

How to Cite
Nageswara Rao, K., & Moorthy, A. (2012). eCataloguer: An Automatic Tool for Developing Bibliographic Database using MARCXML Records. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 32(2).
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