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Bibliography on CDS/ISIS - Journal articles

The following list is a bibliography of articles about CDS/ISIS found in non-CDS/ISIS journals, newsletters, bulletins, etc. It was compiled by Ernesto Spinak with the collaboration of Francesco Dell'Orso. Last update: June 16, 1998

Advances in Library & Info Science v.3, p.105-19
Chakrabarty, BK Scientific Publications, 1993

Annals of Library Science and Documentation. 39(3):113-22, 1992
Chowdhury, S and Chowdhury G.G. Development of Library Management
System Using Micro-CDS/ISIS.

Archivi & Computer.
"ISIS e dintorni : notizie e opinioni dalla Listserv diretta da
Hugo Besemer" Excerpts from the electronic discussion forum
(CDS-ISIS@NIC.SURFNET.NL) on micro CDS/ISIS Unesco is a *regular
column* while other articles can carry their own title

---2(1):3-12, 1992 ISSN 1121-2462
Hopkinson, A. Using CDS/ISIS in archives : a case study of the
Tate Gallery

---5  (1) :21-30,  1995
Romanelli,  F.C.;  Fagarazzi, R.  ISIS.MAPPA. For historical
cartography cataloguing. [ISIS.MAPPA. Per  la catalogazione di
cartografia storica.] Italian.
       Introduces ISIS.MAPPA, a special automated system for
historical cartography cataloguing, devised jointly by the
National Archive of Treviso and the town's municipal library.
The system uses the CDS/ISIS software produced by UNESCO and
closely follows the 1992 card catalogue model developed by the
Ufficio Centrale per I Beni Archivistici (Italian Archival
Heritage Central Office); the MAPPA program maintains the same
3-level structure, based on archival source, item, and
cartographic source, but adds a 4th level relating to item
location. The system permits highly detailed descriptions of
cartographic material.

--- 5 (2) :170-5, 1995
Garlandini, A.   Il sistema informativo regionale sui beni
culturali della Lombardia ( SIRBeC).   [The Lombardy Cultural
Assets Regional Information Service (SIRBeC).] Italian
       The SIRBeC project, begun in 1993, aims to draw up by the
year 2000  an inventory of all Lombardy's historical, artistic
and archaeological treasures, and make it available to the
public through a networked information system. The scheme
involves the region's church dioceses, main museums, and some
university institutions. SIRBeC, which has 40 local databases,
a central image and data bank, and regional network, has
already compiled an `Inventory of inventories'. Lombardia
Informatica created the applications packages, using mostly
the UNESCO-owned CDS/ISIS software. Outlines SIRBeC's
achievement to date and provides details of its databases and

--- 5, n. 4(1995).  p. 385-9.
"ISIS e dintorni : notizie e opinioni dalla Listserv diretta da
Hugo Besemer"
Excerpts from the electronic discussion forum (CDS-

--- 5, n. 4(1995). p. 352-3.
Keitz, Wolfang von. Documentazione internazionale con CDS/ISIS :
un progetto della University of Library and Information Studies
di Stoccarda"
A students team of the Stuttgart University of Library and
Information Studies, under the coordination of prof. Wolfang von
Keitz has developed, distributed and evaluated a questionnaire on
the use of micro CDS/ISIS Unesco. The questionnaire was delivered
through Internet and 34 CDS/ISIS users have returned it. Major
items of the questionnaire regarded: software  use, field domain,
data type, thesaurus, additional CDS/ ISIS Pascal programs,
users' groups organizations

--- 6(1):91-93, 1996
ISIS e dintorni
Summary: CD-ROM in Pakistan; CDS/ISIS' last version; Display
program SHOW.PAS; ISIS' reliability and the distribution policy;
CDS/ISIS Spanish Users' Meeting; PanEuropean Meeting;
Bibliographic Information on
development; EinISIS; CDS/ISIS PASCAL: a manual by E. Spinak

--- 6(2):219-220, 1996
ISIS e dintorni
Summary: ISIS and HTML; Conversion and reformatting programs from
and to CDS/ISIS; (This) Bibliography; Stuttgart's Home Page on
CDS/ISIS; YNIS interface for a network environment

--- 6(3/4):319-321, 1996
ISIS e dintorni
Summary: CDS/ISIS under Unix; DOS compatibility; MTM and THMOD:
OCDE Macrothesaurus; INFOISIS: a journal devoted to CDS/ISIS;
MARC format file to be imported into CDS/ISIS; Conversion and
reformatting programs from and to CDS/ISIS; WINISIS Beta February
'96; Anything wrong with Heurisko interface?; Looking for add-on
software; CDS-ISIS and the Crimea Report

---- 6(3/4): 316-318
Del Bigio, G.

---7(1-2):91-92, 1997
Cerri, Roberto. Isis e dintorni [regular column]
Summary: Windows version (3.11, W '95, W NT); CDS/ISIS Bibliography; Italian
group "Il Biblionauta"; CDS/ISIS and WWW; Easyweb; CDS/ISIS and "Abito" in
Tuscany (IT)

Art. Libr. J. 14(4):28-9 1989
Marchi, T / The documentation centre of Polimoda [presented at
the 1989 IFLA conference, Paris]

Asian Libraries 1(1):57-61 Mar 1991
Jones, M. MicroISIS and the disribution of Vocational
Education and Training Database : a floppy success

---1(2):72-9 Sept 1991
Cross, W. The ubiquitous CDS/ISIS

---2(2):72-5 July 1992
Yin, W. G. Double byte character sets : a new version of

---4:62-73 March 1995
Wijetunge, P. An integrated system using micro CDS/ISIS in the
Faculty of Graduate Studies Library, University of Colombo

ASTINFO Newsletter, Vol. 5 No. 3 (July-September 1990) p.4-5.
Davies, Ron / ISX/CIRC Circulation Program for CDS/ISIS.

ASTINFO Newsletter, published by Unesco's regional office for
South East Asia (in KL?) has had a number of articles over the
last few years on CDS/ISIS.

The ASTIINFO Newsletter 7(1):4-7,11 1992
Santiago, L. C. Circulation Control System Using ISIS Pascal

B70 (Bibliotek 70).  (7):212-214, 1992
Poulsen, Ann Kathrine.  Zimbabwe: den  moderne kvinde og
traditionernees laenker. [Zimbabwe: modern women and the chains
of traditions.] Danish. (Zimbabwe Women's Resource Centre and
     The Zimbabwe Women's Resource Centre and Network (ZWRNC) was
set up in 1990 to improve conditions for women. It collects and
mediates information and through seminars tries to influence
developments. The author through a Danish aid organisation is
responsible for development of a modern specialist library. The
classification system is a 'rural development classification
model', the indexing is the specially developed thesaurus 'women
in development'. The data base CDS/ISIS can be accessed through
an ordinary PC, but is not very user-friendly. The collection
consists mainly of grey literature. While the educated have made
use of the library, the rural women is harder to reach and her
information needs are being researched.

BIBEM (Bibliotheek en maatschappij, Gent, Belgium) [Dutch]
Hegman Johan.  CDS/ISIS een programma voor het beheer van
bibliografischeinformatie, een algemene inleiding

--- 1995/2
Hegman Johan.  CDS/ISIS een programma voor het beheer an bibliografische
informatie, het opzetten van een databank met CDS/ISIS

--- 1995/3
Hegman Johan.  CDS/ISIS een programma voor het beheer van bibliografische
informatie, het zoeken en tonen van informatie in een databank met CDS/ISIS

Biblioteche oggi 7(2):211-33 1989
Filetti Mazza, Miriam. Prototipo per un archivio automatico di

---10(4):475-7 1992
Bricchi, Giuditta. BISCOL : un software per le biblioteche
scolastiche realizzato con CDS/ISIS

---12(11-2):23-30 1994
Dell'Orso, Francesco. Micro CDS/ISIS: presentazione ed analisi
di un information retrieval software per personal computer.
Parte 1, tipologia, funzioni e procedure

--- 12(9):14-5, 1994
Laura, EG; Marini, D. Un' emeroteca davvero speciale [A highly
unusual newspaper and periodical library]
       The comic strip newspaper and periodical library set up
in 1993 by the Max Massimino Gernier institute in Lucca,
Italy, holds 110 Italian periodicals with cartoons. Free
copies are received of fantasy literature, political satire
and children's cartoons from publishers. Readers access the
material directly from shelves. The library uses the CDS/ISIS
program for indexing.

-------13(1-2):30-5 1995   Dell'Orso, Francesco. Micro CDS/ISIS:
analisi di un information retrieval software per personal
computer. Parte 2, generalite', valutazioneBIT:

---  13 (4) : 28-31, May 1995
Zannoner, P.  L' altra meta della documentazione.
[Documentation's other half] Italian.
       Reviews the activities and objectives of the Biblioteca
Nazionale delle Donne/BND (National Library for Women), the
only documentation centre in Italy which is devoted solely to
women's issues and the feminist movement. The BND holds 12,000
Italian and foreign volumes and 200 current periodicals.
Material in stock includes manifestos, leaflets, essays,
fiction, grey literature and conference tapes. Automation of
cataloguing began recently, using the Sebina-Produx program;
for database updating CDS-ISIS is employed. BND director
Annamaria Tagliavini outlines her ideas for the Library's

--- 13 (10):38-46, Dec 1995
Gambini, M.  Quando la biblioteca diventa laboratorio. [When
the library becomes a laboratory]
       Outlines the educational results of using Iride
(Cds-Isis) computer software in the library at the Pestalozzi
City School, noted for its eclectic teaching methods, which is
currently running an experimental project in continuity
between primary and secondary level classes. Enumerates the
reasons given for choosing Iride and  describes the program's
role in reorganising the school library, detailing how pupils
of various ages responded to taking an active part in
computerized research, lending and file creation exercises.
The positive results are seen as justifying the choice of

---  13 (10):48-53, Dec 1995
Palandri, E; Grossi, L. The library and teaching: approaches
to education. (Biblioteca e didattica: i percorsi della
       Reports how staff and students at the Masaccio secondary
school in Florence designed and implemented a 1-year
computer-based project  entitled `Science and the Library'.
The project's teaching units related to: the history,
description and cataloguing of books; classification methods
in both science and library science; computer research,
including techniques for selective reading, abstracting and
building bibliographies; document descriptors; and data
retrieval. Describes the project and its positive results from
the viewpoints of both librarian and science teacher. Iride
(Cds-Isis)  software was utilised.

---  13 (10): 68-71, Dec 1995
Bolletti, M.  Una biblioteca amichevole. [A friendly school
library] Italian
       Describes how library computerization is helping pupils'
education at the Alvise Cornaro secondary school Padua, Italy
which specialises in scientific studies. The library, designed
to be user friendly, uses the fast and easy to learn ISIS
Biblio software for cataloguing, and the Eurysko system for
research. The latest IRIDE (ISIS) application creates special
bibliographies and scans journals. The Cornaro library has
become a `test laboratory' for the abilities of students,
aiding them in study projects such as a historical guide to
Padua. The collection includes 9,000 books, 2,000 video
cassettes, and many CDs.

---- 13(10): 72-4, Dec 1995
Moschetti, L.   Un catalogo in linea per le biblioteche
scolastiche. [An online catalogue for school libraries]
       Outlines the project to create a central online catalogue
to link 8 higher secondary school libraries in a district of
Sondrio, north Italy. The project, designated Ibisco
(Informatizzazione delle Biblioteche Scolastiche/School
Libraries Computerization), will make a multimedia catalogue
available to academics; extend school library cooperation;
provide an after-hours service; and encourage pupil research.
Describes in detail each of Ibisco's 4 stages: creating a
networked link between schools; acquiring the IT equipment;
choosing software (Cds/Isis IRIDE); and selecting library

--- 13,  10 (1995).  p. 30-7. ISSN 0392- 8586
Trigari, Marisa. "Tutti i colori dell'Iride : uno strumento per
un progetto di educazione all'uso competente dell'informazione"
Since 1994 a team of Italian public institutions (among which:
Biblioteca di documentazione pedagogica, Firenze etc.) has been
distributing -cost-free- a school library and information centre
management software package named "IRIDE" and based on Unesco
micro CDS/ISIS.
Each feature of the software and database design is grounded in a
conceptual approach to information management issues in the
educational environment.
Thanks to CDS/ISIS Pascal implementations various additional
features have been added: on-line help, acquisitions,
(semi-)automatic record number, accession date, inventory number
control, thesaurus management, user-friendly search interface,
circulation, statistics, windowing display hypertext-like on
additional data, export to IBM STAIRS.

Biblioteche in Toscana 4(16):8-10 1987
Betti, Gian Luigi. Il software CDS-ISIS ed il ruolo della
Regione Toscana

---6(21):16-8 1989
Del Bigio, Giampaolo. Ritratto di famiglia in un interno :
intervista a Giampaolo Del Bigio / a cura di Rossella Todros

Bibliotheek en Archiefgids 66:49-70 Jan/Apr 1990
Nieuwenhuysen, P / Opslaan en terugzoeken van gestructureerde
tekstinformatie met de computer: het programma CDS/ISIS
Storage and retrieval of structured text-information with the
computer: the CDS/ISIS program

Bibliotheek en Archiefgids 66:49-70 Jan 1990
Nieuwenhuysen, Paul. Opslaan en terugzoeken van
gestructureerde tekstinformatie met de computer: het programma

Bibliotheekkunde 49:141-8, 1991
Nieuwenhuysen, P / Een microcomputer-systeem gebouwd rond
CDS/ISIS voor het beheer van bibliografische informatie

Boletin de Informatica rcii (Montevideo) 4(4)  ene. 1988
Spinak, Ernesto / Una funcion de MicroIsis que no esta en el

Bollettino AIB : rivista italiana di biblioteconomia e
scienze dell'informazione. 35, n. 4(dic. 1995).  p. 495-504.
ISSN 1121-1490
Dell'Orso, Francesco. "Rassegna di manuali pubblicati all'estero
su micro CDS/ISIS"
Analytic review of 11 printed manuals on micro CDS/ISIS Unesco
which have been published -outside Italy- between 1986 and 1994

---- 35 (3): 381-6, Sep 1995
Ferrucci. M. CUBAI: un sistema informativo bibliografico
nationale per l'astronomia. [CUBAI: a national bibliographic
information system for astronomy.]
       Discusses the project to create a distributed catalogue
of the astronomy libraries of Italy called CUBAI (Catalogo
Unico delle Biblioteche Astronomiche Italiane). Describes the
background to the project, its objectives and the choice of
hardware and software used  in the creation of the catalogue.
Stresses the low costs involved in the software: CDS/ISIS
(freely distributed by UNESCO), and WAIS and  WWW which are in
the public domain. Notes the present state of development of
the catalogue which unites the catalogues of the libraries of
the observatories of Arceti, Caligari, Rome and Trieste.

Bulletin CVTI SR  2:48-50, 1997
Zendulková D.:CDS/ISIS vo svete a u nás [ CDS/ISIS around the world and in
Slovak Republic], Slovak lang.,
Summary: The Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SC STI)
is the national distributor of CDS/ISIS in Slovak Republic since the  year
1993. The article contains  information about the usage of CDS/ISIS around
the world and in Slovakia.

---  3:39, 1997
Zendulková D.:Stránka do Internetu vytvorená pod  CDS/ISIS [WWW page created
in CDS/ISIS], Slovak lang.,
Summary: Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SC STI) has
several  WWW pages which  contain  the newest records from  CDS/ISIS
database. These pages were created by the program which had been  written in
CDS/ISIS Pascal and uses  special print format with the HTML commands.

----  4:65-6, 1997
Zendulková D.:WINISIS - CDS/ISIS pre Windows,
[WinISIS - CDS/ISIS for Windows], Slovak lang.,
Information about newest version of the CDS/ISIS.

Canadian Libr J 46:35-7 Feb 1989
Gallina, PL et al / Micro CDS/ISIS for scientific and
technical documentation

---46(2):79, 1989
Rose, P. Micro CDS/ISIS praised

---46(5):298, 1989
Valantin, R. IDRC and CDS/ISIS

Catalogue & Index 96-97:5-7 Spring/Summer 1990
Hopkinson, A / A MARC database n your desk with CDS/ISIS
[presented at a Cataloguing and Indexing Group seminar, July

Ceskoslovenska Informatika  32 (4):105-108, 1990
Appelova, Alena.  Micro CDS/ISIS a vyhl'adavanie informacii.
[Micro CDS/ISIS and information retrieval.] Slovak.
     In spite of the fact that personal computers have become
widespread during the last 3-4 years, Czechoslovakia users have
not yet realised that they can be also used to process
information in large data base systems. Discusses the features of
the micro CDS/ISIS system and full text searching which are
comparable with those  offered by full text systems run on JSEP

Ciencia da Informacao 17(2):131-9 jul/dez 1988
Cruz, AM Viana de; Leme, N Meneses Paes / Implantacao do
MicroIsis no SENAC

---18(1):3-14 1989  Miki, H / Micro-ISIS: uma ferramenta para
o gerenciamento de bases de dados bibliograficas.

---20:74-7 Jan/June 1991
Santos, JG dos, Abe, N / Utilizacao do Micro CDS/ISIS: a
experiencia do SENAI The use of Micro CDS/ISIS: an experience

---20(1):82-84 Jan/Jul 1991
Mendonca, LM Enout; Matos, MM de / Produtos e servicos de
informacao no SEBRAE: as experiencias no desenvolvimento de
aplicativos em MicroIsis

--- 21(1):62-3, 1992
Medeiros, Josete Soares. Leg: uma base de dados de legislacao

--- 21(1):72-3, 1992
do Vale Caribe, Rita de Cassia. Infoterra: sistema mundial de

---21(1):75-81 Jan/Abr 1992
Lobo, MF Diniz; Barcellos, S de Oliveira / Guias de Fontes de
informacao: metodologia para geracao e automacao.

---21(2):142-8 1992
Gomes dos Santos, N / Planejamento e desenvolvimento da base
de dados Legi usando o MicroIsis [Design and development of
the bibliographic database Legi, using MicroIsis]

---21(3):233-7 Set/Dez 1992
Blat Ohira, ML / Automacao de bibliotecas: utilizacao do
MicroIsis [Libraries automation: the use of

--- 22(3):248-52, 1993
Brito, Claudio J. Gerenciador de bases de imagens usando o

---25:148-52 May/June 1988
Gimilio, R / Le logiciel CDS/ISIS/UNESCO version minimicro

COMLA Newsletter  (87) : 5-10, Jun 1995
Chisenga, J.  Micro CDS/ISIS software in Lesotho
       Discusses the use of the United Nations Educational
Scientific and Cultural Organization's Micro CDS/ISIS software
for information storage and retrieval in Lesotho. Its
underutilization is attributable to lack of experience in the
use of the system, that a number of training programmes for
library and information personnel  be organized to popularize
its use, and that an ISIS user group be formed.

Commonwealth Law Librarian.  1(2):147-56, Dec 1992
Brathwaite, J. A.  CJIP assistance to law libraries: an
evaluation with specific reference to the West Indian Case Law
Indexing Project (WICLIP).
     Paper presented at the 7th Annual General Meeting of the
Caribbean Association of Law libraries, held at Cave Hill Campus
of the University of West Indies, Barbados, 15-17 Jul 91.
Describes Caribbean Justice Improvement Project (CJIP) assistance
to the university of the West Indies Faculty of Law library via
the West Indian Case Law Indexing Project (WICLIP) which
consisted of providing access to its unreported case judgements.
Discusses indexing and data entry input phases using UNESCO
CDS/Micro-ISIS software, and describes the future of the project.

DBA Report (Italy).  6:8-13 Mar 1995
Nicolia, P L / Stampe ordinate con teca: metodologia di base e

--- 6:16-8 Mar 1995
Biraghi M / CDS/ISIS - UMARC data base 2

DF-REVY  15:(4):94-95, 1992
Bitsch Christensen, Svend; Sparrevohn, Kirsti.
Bibliotekssmarbejde mod tortur.  [Library cooperation against
torture.] Danish. (Rehabilitation Centre of Torture Victims,
     The international documentation centre attached to the
Rehabilitation Centre of Torture Victims (RCT), Copenhagen, was
opened in 1987 and now has 12,000 items, mainly on medical
aspects of torture. It participates in HURIDOCS, a global network
of 100 human rights organisations. RCT's documentation centre's
material is registered in a local data base using the CDS/ISIS
program and is made available as printouts of reference lists,
loans and photocopies. RCT is helping other rehabilitation
centres setting up regional documentation centres in Islamabad,
Pakistan and Bologna, Italy; others are planned. Although not the
most sophisticated, the CDS/ISIS program has proved very suitable
in this international cooperation. Plans to obtain financial help
under EC's Library Action Plan have been shelved and RCT is
pursuing the establishment of the network with its own resources.

Documentaliste. 25:48-52, May/June 1988
Gimilio,-Raymond. Le logiciel CDS/ISIS/UNESCO version mini-micro
[The CDS/ISIS/Unesco software, mini-micro version] French

The Electronic Library 9(3):145-54 June 1991
Sieverts, EG; Hofstede, M / Software for information storage
and retrieval tested, evaluated and compared. Part 1: general

---9(6):301-18 Dec 1991
Sieverts, EG et al / Software for information storage and
retrieval tested, evaluated and compared. Part 2: classical
retrieval systems

---10:179-80 Jun 1992
Nowicki, Z / First Meeting of CDS/ISIS distributors in Europe
and the Mediterranean area. Viareggio, Italy. 16-18 March

---12(4):231-6 Aug 1994  Amba, S et al / Creation of a
database of references using CDS/ISIS

---13, (4):409-409, 1995
Nieuwenhuysen, P. First International CDS Isis Congress 22-26 May
1995, Bogota, Colombia

--- 13: 477-82 ,  Oct. 1995
Stergiou,-Gabriel; Kaloyanova,-Stefka Application of
micro-CDS/ISIS and HEURISKO for the preparation of CDROMs at FAO
       Discusses the experience gained in the application of
Micro-CDS/ISIS as authoring software and HEURISKO as a user
search interface for in house production of CD-ROMs at the
Library and Documentation Systems  Division, Food and
Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations with
particular reference to the FAO-CD, CARIS-CD and AGRIS-
Fisheries CD CD-ROM databases. Identifies the functions
requiring  improvement and some additional features that would
make retrieval  more user friendly (most of which were
subsequently implemented resulting in a new version of
HEURISKO). Supports the suitability of micro-CDS/ISIS and the
new HEURISKO software for low cost production  and
distribution of CD-ROM, particularly for small and medium size
databases and invites the sharing of experience with other
CD-ROM  producers using the same software in view of the
further improvement  of HEURISKO. Although the forthcoming
Micro-CDS/ISIS Windows version  will provide an alternative
user search interface, HEURISKO will  still be needed for DOS
users. (Gabriel Stergiou and Stefka Kaloyanova may be
contacted by electronic mail at and respectively).

European Research Libraries Cooperation  3(3):235-55, 1993
Svoboda, M.  Automation in Czech libraries: how to proceed?
     After a brief history of automation in Czech libraries,
describes CDS/ISIS (a general database management system) and its
library application MAKS (Modular Automated Library System).
Describes current automation projects and plans for the future.
Concludes with a 1992-93 progress report on the National Library
in Prague.

FID News Bulletin 44 (9):184-5, Sep 1994
Yoo, J. K.  Institutional grant programmes.
     The Asia Pacific Population Information Network (POPIN) aims
to improve the use of population information through the
provision of 2 kinds of institutional grants, translation grants
and directory grants, funded by the United Nations Population
Fund. Describes the directories it provides and how they are
produced using CDS-ISIS software.

---  44 (11):290-1, Nov 1994
Hamadi, Y.  Information management in Comoros.
     Contribution to a special issue on electronic networking in
developing countries. The Federal Islamic Republic of Comoros in
the Indian Ocean is in the process of establishing a Centre
comorien de documentation sur l'environnement (CCDE) (Comoros
Centre for Environmental Information). Describes its objectives
and the work of its 4 units: the library; database management;
cartographic  department; and awareness and education service.
Using CDS/ISIS, the Unesco database management system, it
collects, classifies and disseminates all documents relating to
the environment of Comoros.

Fiji Library Association Journal  (27):16-20, Jun 1992
Devadason, F. J,  Using Micro CDS/ISIS to set up a bibliographic
data base.
     Article included in an issue devoted to the theme:
Information technologies in Pacific libraries (2), edited by B.
Flores. Follow up to an earlier issue devoted to this theme
published as Fiji Library Association Journal (21) 1988.
Describes very briefly the main features of the database software
Micro CDS/ISIS and its application to the setting up of a
bibliographic database.

---   (27):21-4, Jun 1992
D:Rao, G.  Marine resources database: a tool for the Pacific
Island States.
     Article included in an issue devoted to the theme:
Information technologies in Pacific libraries (2), edited by B.
Flores. Follow up to an earlier issue devoted to this theme
published as Fiji Library Association Journal (21) 1988.
Describes the use of the Micro CDS/ISIS database software by
PIMRIS (Pacific Islands Marine Resources Information System) for
the establishment of marine information and fishing industry

Guyana Library Association Bulletin . 21(1):3 5-43, 1992
Wright, B.  Workshop in the use of mini-micro CDS/ISIS.
     Reports a workshop sponsored by the United Nations Economic
Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean held at the Bank
of Guyana, Georgetown, from 6 - 10 Apr 92 and aiming to explain
the use of CDS/ISIS software and the various steps in database
implementation. The programme included: mini-micro CDS/ISIS and
its role in regional networking; database networking; print
formatting language; data entry and inversion; search techniques;
sorting and printing; exchange and backup; database management;
review, problem solving and evaluation.

Herald of Library Science   33 (3-4):223-6, Jul-Oct 1994
Devadason, S. Activities of the National Library of Malaysia.
     Article included in an issue devoted mainly to the subject
of national libraries in specific countries. Describes the recent
activities of the National Library of Malaysia. These include a
meeting of the CDS/ISIS User Group, MIN/ISIS User Group, workshop
on CCF, seminars on the National Bibliographic Network, Social
Science Information Network, Ethnobotony, and the conference of
Directors of  National Libraries of Asia and Oceania. Discusses
the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme and the proposed
new buildings of the National Library.

I'91 Casopis  33(11):327-8, 1991
Aksanutova, J.  Automatizace knihovnickych procesu. [Library
automation]=  Czech.
     The third Library Automation Seminar was held in Usti nad
Labem 28-30 May 91. The programme covered: the contribution of
the National Library to automation, the development of the
Czechoslovak MARC format, the practical aspects of library
automation, the CDS/ISIS based automation system implemented by
the Library of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, the
application of the DATAST automation system, the automation of
the work of the National Library, and use of bar codes in
automated library systems and the setting up of an automated
library system by the State Scientific Library of Banska

---  33(12):344-5, 1991
Geltnerova, I.;  Stoklasova. B.  Jak dal pri volbe aplikacniho
software pro cs. Knihovny?) [How to choose library software in
the future?]. Czech.     There is a widespread belief that the
Czechoslavak National Library (NL) is trying to persuade other
libraries to use the CDS/ISIS information system and to introduce
the use of the exchange format which, it is claimed, is too
complicated and unnecessary for smaller libraries. Examines the
advantages of the CDS/ISIS system which is simple, inexpensive
and satisfies the requirements of ISO 2709 and its disadvantages
e.g. the inverted file cannot be updated immediately, the editor
is not particularly effective, and argues that more advanced
foreign systems are more expensive and do not always represent
the best choice. That is why a number of Czechoslovak libraries
are going to choose domestic software. However, regardless of
their choice, libraries should aim to adhere to the exchange
format, developed by the NL, which can be converted to the
international UNIMARC format.

I'93 Casopis.  35(3):71-2, 1993
Koritkova, H.   Akvizice v CDS/ISIS a MAKS ve Statni vedecke
knihovne v Liberci. [CDS/ISIS and MAKS acquisition system in the
State Scientific Library of Liberec.]  Czech.
     The CDS/ISIS system together with the MAKS module was chosen
by the State Scientific Library of Liberec to automate its
acquisition. The software is mounted on an AT 386 PC which is
also used as a server for 3 Novell network nodes. Describes the
practical operation of the system which includes inputting and
printing out of orders, recording of delivered items, production
of library additions lists, production of catalogue cards,
compilation of library statistics and batch export of records
into a library holdings data base.

---  35(5):124-5, 1993
Janata, P.; Travnickova, A.; Votipkova, M.   Narodni lekarska
bibliografie a mikropocitace. [The National Medical Bibliography
and personal computers.] Czech.
     The National Medical Bibliography database, which is being
produced jointly by the National Medical Library, the National
Information Centre and the Slovak Medical Library, was set up in
1978. The database contains references to journal articles, books
and reviews. Explains the structure of the records, its indexing
policy and the use of the MeSH thesaurus which has been
translated into Czech. The  database is produced in several
formats: a hard copy version with descriptor, author and citation
indexes; a hypertext version intended for small libraries and
medical centres; a CDS/ISIS version; and a Golem version,
compatible with Embase Plus, for the use of the National
Information Centre.

---  35(6):159-60, 1993
Lipovicky, J.  Odbor vedeckych informaci Policejni akademie CR..
[Scientific Information Department of the Police Academy of the
Czech Republic.] Czech,.      Discusses the work of the
Scientific Information Department of the Police Academy of the
Czech Republic which was established in 1990 to provide a range
of information services to the members of the academy as well as
to members of the staff of the Ministry of the Interior. The
information services provided by the centre cover all areas of
criminology, forensic science, criminal law, police service,
police technology, management, terrorism and drug dealing. It
processes 55 periodicals and produces 2 publications and has set
up an information retrieval system based on the use of networked
personal computers and CDS/ISIS software.

I'94 Casopis   36(10):245-51, 1994
Rupesova, M. The starting point for the development of the
concept of public information services provided by
universities. [Czech]
       As part of the develpment of the concept of further
advancement of public information services provided by
universities the State Technical Library has carried out a
survey of the status of academic libraries. Duscusses the
results of the questionnaire which covered 128 libraries. The
joint journal title holdings of the libraries amount to 18467
volumes while the Loondon School of Economics alone holds
12971 journal titles. In contrast to foreign academic
libraries only 15 per cent of Czech academic libraries provide
users with free access to stock. One library has no catalogues
at all, 22 libraries have electronic cataloges and 52
libraries are about to set up electronic catalogues. Library
additions lists and lists of periodicals are the publications
most frequently produced by academic libraries while TINLIB
followed by CDS/ISIS are the most frequently used automation
packages. Library opening times are also rather limited as
compared to foreign libraries. To provide effective
information services these libaries need to be modernised adn
effectively integrated into the structure of the universities
they serve.

I'95 Casopis  37 (1) :8-9,  1995
Vitek, A.  Stav automatizace v Knihovne Akademie ved CR
[Automation of the work of the Library of the Academy of
Science of  the Czech Republic] Czech.
       Following the acquisition of an Local Area Network with
Novell software and the CDS/ISIS database the Library of the
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has embarked on
automation of its stock processing. As the central information
unit of the whole academy the library processes all the stock
intended for the individual Institutes (approx. 60 libraries).
7 databases are to be set up containing initial information on
the stock received according to its source and destination.
The individual records are subsequently transferred into a
temporary database from which a selection is made as to the
items final location. The records are further downloaded as
required into 3 databases: serving as: a union catalogue, a
local catalogue of the central Library and an aid by libraries
which are setting up their own automated catalogues.

IASLIC Bulletin  36 (2):61-8, Jun 1991
Makhija, H.L.; Datta, S.  Salient features of CDS/ISIS and dBase
3 Plus packages in designing and creating a bibliographical
     Describes a database designed to provide an online facility
for the identification and location of documents, consisting of
reports, survey reports, draft and final reports of projects
undertaken by the Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority.
Two software packages were developed in CDS/ISIS and dBase 3
Plus: the 2 packages being used separately so as to determine
their advantages and  disadvantages.

IASLIC Bulletin. 37(2):73-81, 1992
Chowdhury, S and Chowdhury G.G. CIRC: A prototype circulation
control system using Micro-CDS/ISIS.

---  37(2):83-8, Jun 1992
Kanjilal, A.  Permuted keyword index using CDS/ISIS - a tutorial.
     Describes a utility program designed to generate a permuted
keyword index from a CDS/ISIS database. The different keywords
which are used to describe the subject content of documents are
presented together in a string, thus showing the context in which
the lead term is used. Indexes can also be generated for any
repeatable field, such as author and report number. The string is
rotated from left to right to provide an access from each of the
terms used. Pascal is the language used and a step by step
tutorial is given to create the necessary databases.

--- 38(1):17-37, Mar 1993
Sur, S. N.; Chowdhury, G. G.  A prototype design of a
bibliographic database based on CCF using  Micro-CDS/ISIS.
     Design aspects of bibliographic databases are of utmost
importance for effective resource sharing and for providing
better information retrieval services in libraries. Standard
formats such as the Common Communication Format (CCF) may be
adapted for the design of databases. Experience shows that some
modifications to the CCF format may be more useful for
manipulation of data for various library operations. Proposes the
design of a bibliographic database based on CCF for use in
Micro-CDS/ISIS. Almost all the mandatory CCF fields have been
adopted and a few new fields added for achieving better results.
Formats for display of records conform to AACR2. Provides sample
catalogue entries and sample indexes to illustrate how the
proposed design helps perform various information retrieval
operations in libraries. Modifications in the display of records
may be achieved with little effort.

IFLA Journal.  18(4):333-8, Nov 1992
Santiago, S.  OSIRIS, a microcomputer-based `Online Serials
Information, Registration and Inquiry System'.
     Paper presented at the 58th IFLA General Conference, New
Delhi, India, 30 Aug-5 Sep 92. OSIRIS (Online Serials
Information, Registration and Inquiry System) is a microcomputer
based software for the registration of periodicals and management
of serials databases. It is an application based on CDS/ISIS
software and allows users dealing with up to 30000 records to
take advantage of automation with a limited investment in
hardware. OSIRIS, which was developed within the ISDS framework
and supported by IFLA, is now available for distribution.
Presents the steps taken in the course of the system's
development and a general description of OSIRIS features.

---19(4):468-70 1993
Plassard, MF / Workshop on UNIMARC with CDS/ISIS, Budapest,
21-22 June 1993

-------,  20(3):312-20, 1994
Araujo, MF de SRP; Andrade, JMF de. Technical treatment and
preservation of the photographic collection of the Brazillian
National Library.

Il Veltro : rivista della civilte' italiana 35(5-6):585-99
1991 Boretti, Elena. Esperienze con il programma CDS-ISIS per
l'automazione delle biblioteche

INFO RISM (ISSN 0940-7820), 8:34-42, 1997
Vedrana Juricic; Sand Bakija.
Conversion of Musical Data Sources from ISIS to PiKaDo

Infolac 3(3):23-4 1990
Spinak, Ernesto. Haciendo los programas independientes del

--- 10(3), 1997
Ana de Bustos. La versión ISIS para UNIX bajo LINUX: ventajas, problemas y

Infoisis 1(1):5-13 1994
Spinak, Ernesto. Programming with IsisPas for local

---1(2):9-20 April 1995
Spinak, Ernesto. The TAB files in MicroIsis.

---1(2):21-39 April 1995
Santomero, Oscar. Full installation of MicroIsis on a Novell

---1(2):40-60 April 1995
Chacon Alvarado, Lucia.  I&D Database: a first experience
with the MicroIsis, version 3.0 multiuser software, test version.

---1(2):61-67 April 1995
Manzanos, Norberto. The operated operator.

---1(2):69-76 April 1995
Macedo, Luiz Fernando Passos. The use of format exit widen the
resources of the MicroIsis formatting language.

---1(2):91-100 April 1995
Aquesolo Vegas, Jose. SPORTCOM network. First Iberoamerican
network of sports information.

---1(3):9-27, 1995
Bustos Gonzalez, Atilio. Library automation, second part:
planification of the catalogue conversion process.

---1(3):29-41, 1995
Macedo, Luiz Fernando Passos de. ISIS-CERTO: a data entry system
with validation for the MicroIsis database.

---1(3):42-55, 1995
Deco, Cristina. Why MicroIsis?: textual databases versus
relational databases.

---1(3):53-68, 1995
Hopkinson, Alan. CDS/ISIS for archives.

---1(3):70-76, 1995
Association Francaise des Utilisateurs du Logiciel CDS/ISIS.
The creation of labels with CDS/ISIS and Paradox under Windows by
Borland (C).

---1(3):76-82, 1995
Spinak, Ernesto. How to make statistical record on queries.

---1(3):84-91, 1995
Urdampilleta, Luis P. Development of on line help systems in data
entry services

---1(3):92-96, 1995
Santomero, Oscar. GENIO.

---1(3):108-121, 1995
Filipini, Daniel; Lozano, Marta. UNIRED: a network of networks.

---1(4):9-20, 1995
DeSmet, Egbert. Value-added systems development based on CDS/ISIS
Pascal; some possibilities demonstrated by advanced applications.

--- 1(4):21-34, 1995
Zapatero Lourinho, Angelica-Sara. Legal protection of databases
in the Eureopean Union.

--- 1(4):35-60, 1995
Chowdhury, Sudatta. Library Management software using Microisis :
a circulation control module.

--- 1(4):62-67. 1995
Spinak, Ernesto. Display formats only for fanatics (Part I).

--- 1(4):68-71, 1995
Santomero, Oscar. Inventory control and assignation system.

--- 1(4):82-84, 1995
Santomero, Oscar. Technical Guide No.1. Some characteristics and
limitations of CDS/ISIS

--- 1(4):85-90, 1995
Santomero, Oscar. Technical Guide No.2. Some important terms in

--- 1(4):91-93, 1995
Santomero, Oscar. Technical Guide No.3. Some basic data on menus
and messages.

--- 1(4):94-96, 1995
Santomero, Oscar. Technical Guide No.4. How to set up CDS/ISIS

--- 1(4):98-102, 1995
ISIS Plus. The UK CDS/ISIS user group and CDS/ISIS in Britain.

--- 2(1):7-16, March 1996
Malik, Khalid Mahmood.  Do you need a LAMP to enlighten you
     The author presents the main characteristics of LAMP:
Library Automation and Management Program, developed by the
Netherlands Library Development Project (NLDP). It was specially
developed to cater for the automation requeriments of Pakistani
libraries. LAMP is an integrated package which covers many of the
library activities, and was designed with ISIS-Pascal. It has the
following modules: Authority Files (Organization Authority, Name
Authority and Subject Authority). Adquisitions (books and
serials), Cataloguing, Circulation (loan control) and Utilities.
The Adquisition module, for example, allows the management of
budgets for bibliographic materials with the possibility of
storing them yearly. It also calculates prices automatically and
keeps a record of the payments and balance of each supplier.
Another interesting point is that the Circulation module is
capable of offering Selective Disemination of Information (SDI)
to users.
Yet another product wich has been added to LAMP is the Serials
Networking (SERNET). This is a bimonthly compilation of the
articles of approximately 1100 serial publications which are
available in the main libraries of Pakistan.

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Guidi, Fabio.  EASYWEB: An OPAC for libraries and archives.
     The author presents a program called EASYWEB for the serarch
in library catalogues in INTERNET through the WWW (World Wide
Web). Its characteristics are described, its use is explained,
there is an example fo the search procedure and the names of
institutions and INTERNET addresses where the program can be
tried out are given.

-------- 2(1):21-7, March 1996
Rodriguez, Ana; De la Quintana, Marcelo.  Picture management
using MicroIsis.
     A program for the use of pictures developed on Turbo Pascal
7.0 was added to a MicroIsis database. This allows the
combination of pictures with data extracted from a record of a
MicroIsis base, taking up a minimum of memory.
This module which was added is special inasmuch that it can save
a compressed picture, which proves very valuable as regards disk
space. This is done in the following way: on being called forward
by the format, the program uncompress the picture to be shown,
and then deletes it, so that only the compressed picture remains
on the disk.

-------- 2(1):28-31, March 1996
Spinak, Ernesto.  Display formats only for fanatics (part III)
     Ingenious display formats are presented to obtain results
which normally cannot be obtained directly with MicroIsis.
Further abilities of formatting language which are not clearly
documented in the manual are also explained.

-------- 2(1):32-5, March 1996
Olguin, Luis Alberto; Coria, Cristina.  THES/LEMB automation of
the subject catalogue of a library.
     THES/LEMB (LEMB: list of subject heading for libraries) is
an "informatic tool" which is used for indexing with an aim to
achieving its retrieval.
This software allows the "locking" process by establishing the
semantic or syntactic relationships which exists among the
indexing terms used in a library. THES/LEMB provides an easy
access and control of the vocabulary in a database, verifies that
there are no unecessary repetitions and that the relationships
are reciprocal. The system was developed in ISIS-Pascal and its
use is exclusive for MicroISIS 3.0 and later versions.

-------- 2(1):36-43, March 1996
Giordanino, Eduardo Pablo.  PARCOL: Users's guide.
     This article explains how to install and use the PARCOL
utility so as to obtain printed lists from MicroIsis. It gives
instructions on the installation of the program, parameer file
design and provides examples.

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Blatt Ohira, Maria Lourdes.  BIBLIOINFO: a database on library
     BIBLIOINFO is a database on the automation of libraries
(Documentary Informatics) which collects 390 references with
abstracts of Brazilian publications on Library and Information
Science, so as to make available to researchers, students and
other users the papers which were published during the 1986-1994
period.  Their retrieval by authors, titles and subject as well
as the printing of reserach reports are all possible. The data
was recorded in a database develolped on MicroIsis, a software
specifically designed for the storage and retrieval of
information.  The database was designed to also work as a
didactic tool for the teaching of Library Science.

-------- 2(1):56-58, March 1996
Santomero, Oscar A.  How CDS/ISIS starts up (Technical guide No.

-------- 2(1):59-60, March 1996
Seymandi, Sergio F.  How to make labels (Technical guide No. 5).

-------- 2(2):9-16, June 1996
Giordanino, Eduardo Pablo; Mangione, Fernanda.  Changes made to
the CEPAL bibliographic information system: a comparative
analysis of the 1984-1993 versions.
     This is an analysis of the changes which have been made in
the CEPAL (Comision Economica para America Latina y el Caribe)
Bibliographic Information  System from its 1984 version to the
new 1993 version, as well as the different decision-making
criteria which affect the policies of the information centres and
libraries which use the System. Some individual cases of
information entry are studied in both of the system versions so
as to identify the changes which have been made, their
relationship to the "Anglo American Catalogation Rules 2" and
thier importance in information retrieval. A comparative table of
the 1984 and 1993 versions of the "Field Definition Table" is
included; and in it the changes can be seen (such as the
elimination of 20 fields, among others).  We study the new
proposed bibliographic levels, highlighting some relevant casses,
and we propose some considerations concerning the entry of
acronyms, keywords, etc., so as to permit the unification of
criteria in all the information centres and libraries which use
the CEPAL System.

-------- 2(2):17-22, June 1996
Kastl, Jan.  Export from CDS/ISIS database realised via e-mail in
VM/CMS environment.
     Mainframe versions of CDS/ISIS has been prepared for an
OS/VS operating system. The concept of transformation into the
VM/CMS system is mentioned in the article.  Running all ISIS
programs under CMS enables to access ISIS databases from Internet
easily. But the CMS environment gives new possibilities for
construction of ISIS procedures that can also be interesting in
other operating systems. There is also a CMS-batch environment
with the same commands and it can be activated form mail files
also. One procedure - batch export - is described in detail as an
illustration how to access and download ISIS databases via

-------- 2(2):23-36, June 1996
Bryce, Marta.  CEPIS and REPIDISCA: their impact on the
Latin-American Region.
     The author describes the Centro Panmericano de Ingenieria
Sanitaria y Ciencias del Ambiente (CEPIS - The Pan American
Centre for Sanitary Engineering and Environmental Sciences) and
the Red Panamericana de Informacion en Salud Ambiental (REPIDISCA
- The Panamerican Information Network on Environmental Health).
She explains how the Network works and the characteristics of the
Automation Package developed in CDS/ISIS for the REPIDISCA
participants. She also describes the work which was done to make
the REPIDISCA and BIREME (Latin American and Caribbean
Information Centre for Health Sciences) Thesaurus compatible.

-------- 2(2):37-40, June 1996
Olguin Luis Alberto.  The joining of bases for co-operative
     The "Informatic Institute" is technically responsible for
the informatic developmnet area within the "Library Automation
Project"of the National University of San Juan (Argentina).  Once
the course of action for this project was laid out, the most
urgent issue was to join the eight databases which are generated
in each one of the libraries which belong to the Univerisity.
This purues two objectives:
1) The setting up of a single database to represent the
University Union Catalogue.
2) The implementation of Co-operative Cataloguing among the eight
Information Units, which will save time and work in the
bibliographic processing departments.

-------- 2(2):41-4, June 1996
Spinak, Ernesto.  Display formats only for fanatics (Part III).
     Ingenious formats are presented to obtain operations which
are not normally obtainable with MicroIsis. Formatting language
scope is explained in a clearer way than in the manual.

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Naber, G.  Drain: a computerized library management system using
     A description of a computerized library management system,
titled DRAIN using CDS/ISIS software is given.  DRAIN has
databases for the storage of bibliographic data, addresses of
institutions and persons, serials and data of on-going research
projects.  It is prepared within the network activities of IPTRID
the International Program for Technology Research in Irrigation
and Drainage. The program offers data input, retrieval (menu
driven using HEURISKO) and output (different formats) facilities.
A current awareness bulletin can easily be prepared.
Bibliographic descriptions in machine readable form from well
known international agricultural databases can be easiliy
imported intro DRAIN using FANGORN software.  Exchange of data
between participants of the network is possible as well.  A
manual is available.

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Santomero, Oscar A.  How CDS/ISIS starts up: third part :
(Technical guide No. 4)

Informatik  37 (5):171-173, 1990
Mucklich, Silke.  Erfahrungen aus der Arbeit mit dem
Informationsrecherchesystem Micro-CDS/ISIS. [Experience compiled
from the use of the Mirco-CDS/ISIS nformation retrieval system]
      The CDS/ISIS program system was developed by UNESCO in
Paris. 3 ISIS versions (1.0 2.0 and 2.3) of increasing
performance each are run in East Germany. The system is very
variable and satisfies almost all demands of the users as regards
constitution and configuration of a data base. The number of data
bases run under ISIS is almost unlimited, a data base of the
latest version can hold more than 16 million records

Information Development
Hopkinson, A / CDS/ISIS information (See issues of beginning
July 1989)

---1(1):15-8 1985
Pobukovsky, M. / The UNESCO computerized documentation system

---5(3):135-7 Jul 1989
Hopkinson, A / The mini-micro CDS/ISIS software package

---5(4):201-3 Oct 1989
Hopkinson, A / The mini-micro CDS/ISIS software package

--- 7(2):89-92, Apr 1991
Ngwira, Margaret. Developing an agricultural database in Malawi.
     Describes the processes of eliciting donor support in order
to acquire microcomputer capacity in the Faculty of Agriculture
Library, University of Malawi, and the successful development of
a computerised data base using Mini-micro CDS/ISIS software.

---7(4):230-7 Oct 1991
Geethannanda, M / Selecting Software for a development
information database

---8:147-58, July 1992)
Wongkoltoot,-Poonsin; Indee,-Somsak.   Mini-micro CDS/ISIS in the
Thailand Development Research Institute Library: TIBIS integrated
library system.

---8:233-6 Nov 1992 Mattenella, LE; Velazco, JW / Diseno y
desarrollo de una base de datos bibliograficos. Design and
development of a bibliographic database [CDS/ISIS application
at the Institute for Minerals Development,
     Briefly describes the development of bibliographic retrieval
systems and databases in the Instituto de Beneficio de Minerales
(IN BE MI), Argentina, using the Mini-micro CDS/ISIS software
developed by Unesco.

---8(1):6-8 1992
Hopkinson, Alan. CDS-ISIS information

---8(2):65-7 1992
Hopkinson, Alan. CDS-ISIS information

---8(3):135-8 1992
Hopkinson, Alan. CDS-ISIS information

---8(4):199-200 1992
Hopkinson, Alan. CDS-ISIS information

---9(1/2):24-8 1993
Hopkinson, Alan. CDS-ISIS information

---9(4):211-4 1993
Hopkinson, Alan. CDS-ISIS information

---10(1):10-2 1994
Hopkinson, Alan. CDS-ISIS information

---10(2):68-70 1994
Hopkinson, Alan. CDS-ISIS information

---10(3):183-5 1994
Hopkinson, Alan. CDS-ISIS information

---10(4):245-6 1994
Hopkinson, Alan. CDS-ISIS information

---10(4):269-72, 1994
Devadason, FJ; Devadason, R. TEPACIS: a teaching package on
       TEPACIS is a computer assisted instruction package on
CDS/ISIS which simulates the running of CDS/ISIS by allowing
and accepting keyboard input of command codes and data. It is
divided into 16 chapters, each presenting background
information and guding the learner to interact with CDS/ISIS
in a simulated environment

---  11 (1): 10-14, Mar 1995,
Hopkinson, A. CDS/ISIS Information: the first ten years of the
microcomputer version.
       Reviews the development of the CDS/ISIS information
retrieval software package as reported in the regular feature:
CDS/ISIS Information in the periodical, Information
Development, during its  first 10 years of publication.

---  11 (3): 165-7, Sep 1995
Malik, K.M.   Library software in Pakistan.
       The use of computers in libraries in Pakistan is expected
to increase as the government realizes the possibilities of
new information technology. Outlines the basic elements of
computerization of library operations and discusses the
problems of using and developing library software in Pakistan.
Libraries have automated individually without exchanging
experience; most libraries cannot afford library automation,
and librarians are not trained in library automation. Although
foreign software is not suitable for Pakistan's libraries,
some foreign software is being used,  including: dBase 3 plus
and 4; Foxpro; INMAGIC; Minimicro CDS/ISIS;  MINISIS; and
Sci-Mate. Attempts have been made to develop library
applications software in Pakistan. The most successful has
been the Library Automation and Management Program (LAMP),
developed by the Netherlands Library Development
Project-Pakistan using CDS/ISIS. Recommends that a National
Centre for Library Software Development be established and a
MARC format for Pakistan should be developed.  Library
software should be developed to deal with materials in local

--- 12(1):26-8, 1996
Naber, G.  DRAiN: a CDS/ISIS library management system.
Describes DRAiN (Drainage Information System), a computerized library
managemen system using CDS/ISIS prepared by the International Institute for
Land Reclamation and Improvement (ILRI), Netherlands, within the framework
of the network activities of the International Program for Technology
Research and Irrigation and Drainage (IPTRID).

Information Services & Use  10 (5): 261-274, 1990
Kar, D.C.; Siddiqui, A. M. .Bibliographic database RIZA: design
and development using Mini/Micro CDS/ISIS Version 2.3.
     Highlights the salient features of CDS/ISIS software and
presents a description of approaches followed in designing and
developing the RIZA data base at the Tata Energy Research
Institute (TARA), India, using Mini/Micro CDS/ISIS Version 2.3.

Information Studies.  1(2): 114-29, Apr 1995
Sreelatha, G;  Neelameghan, A. A MicroISIS Pascal interface
for concurrent multiple databases  search and retrieval.
       MicroISIS, developed and distributed by Unesco, is used
widely,  especially in developing countries, in the design and
development of  databases. It has facilities for designing end
user interfaces using the CDS/ISIS Pascal programming language
and such interfaces can enhance the user friendliness of the
software. Describes the features and application of the
interface SELECT.PAS, and discusses the advantages offered by
the SELECT.PAS interface to the standard  MicroISIS package.

--- 1(3): 161-80, Jul 1995
Chowdhury, S. CIRC: a library circulation management program
for use with MicroIsis.
       MicroIsis software (UNESCO) has a Pascal compiler that
can be used  to develop application programs to enhance the
capabilities of the standard MicroISIS. Describes CIRC. PAS,
an application program written in CDS/ISIS Pascal for
automated circulation management. It can be run on a single PC
as well as on a LAN with minor modifications. The program uses
2 databases: a machine readable catalogue of the library and
a database of borrowers. The program will issue, return,
reserve, recall, send overdue notices and generate circulation
statistics. Discusses the operation of each  function

Information Studies 3(2):5-76, 1997
Kutty, N.N.  Automated circulation management systeem based on CDS/ISIS at
the VSSC library.
Summary: Describes in some detail the computerized circulation management
system designed, developed and used at the Vikram Sarabhai Sapce Center
(VSSC) Library in Trivandrum, India. The databases have been developed using
Unesco's CDS-ISIS software and the system modules written in the CDS-ISIS
Pascal language. The system operates in a networked environment, and the
various modules enable management of membership, issue and return
transactions, overdue notices, reservations, generation of varius reports
and statistics, information retrieval, maintenance and troubleshooting.

Information trends - news magazine 4(2):71-82 1991
Janke, Eberhard. Unesco's CDS/ISIS database system as an
information managament tool in libraries

Informazione innovazione 1(1):39-47 1987
Biondi, Giovanni. L'automazione delle biblioteche scolastiche
:proposta di un modello standardizzato

---1(1):48-56 1987
Parrini, Umberto. Un'esperienza per l'elaborazione elettronica
di repertori bibliografici

---1(1):57-62 1987
Landucci, Gianna. Un'esperienza con CDS-ISIS (microversion) :
l'automazione della documentazione alla mediateca regionale

INSPEL 29(1):33-45, 1995
Morgenstern, R. Computerisation of government libraries in

International Cataloguing and Bibliographic Control
22(4):59-60 1993
Plassard, Marie-France. Workshop on UNIMARC with CDS/ISIS :
Budapest 21-22 June 1993 : Report
International Information Library Review. 27(3):225-35, 1995
Rodriguez, K. CDS/ISIS: a statistical analysis of usage in Latin
America and the Caribbean.

International Information and Library Review.  27: 225-35 , Sept.
Rodriguez,-Ketty.  CDS/ISIS: a statistical analysis of usage
in Latin America and the Caribbean
       Summarizes from the literature the history and evolution
of CDS/ ISIS. From a directory of 642 entries of databases
from the  Caribbean and Latin America, a descriptive
statistical analysis was  conducted of a random sample of 50
per cent of the entries to show  the usage of CDS/ISIS
software and its various modalities. The  results show that
CDS/ISIS, and its modalities, is used in 60 per  cent of the
databases while D Base, and its versions, ranks second  with
20 per cent. The distribution of databases is noted revealing
that Cuba is the leading country in the production of
databases in  Latin America and the Caribbean.

Investigacion Bibliotecologica: Archivonomia, Bibliotecologia, e
Informacion 8 (16): 35-6, Jan-Jun 1994
Giraldo, N. E. R.  Automatizacion de circulacion y prestamo de la
biblioteca de la Escuela Interamericana de Bibliotecologia de la
Universidad de Antioquia. [Computerization of circulation and
loans in the library of the Interamerican School of Library
Science at the University of Antioquia]=  Spanish
     The library, using Unesco provided CDS/ISIS software, has
successfully created a range of specialised databases, and has
now started computerising housekeeping functions. Details are
given of how the system operates. To date, CDS/ISIS has proved
easy to implement and use in this new area, resulting in
considerable economies in staff time and improved user=

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Giraldo, N.E.R.  The INFOBILA database: conversion to Micro
CDS/ISIS. (Base de datos INFOBILA: su conversion a Micro
       INFOBILA, initiated by the National Autonomous University
of Mexico Library Research Centre in 1986, covers material on
library science  published in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Under a collaboration  agreement with other Latin American
countries holding similar databases (but in different formats)
to exchange information, the Research Centre undertook a
project to convert INFOBILA to the agreed common format, Micro
CDS/ISIS. This involved analysis of the existing software
Logicat; analysis of the content of the database; and physical
inventory of the collection. As a result, Logicat has been
discontinued, and the database restructured to improve overall
quality and ease of use

--- 9 (18):43-4, Jan-Jun 1995
Vinaja, A.B. La version Beta-Windows para  CDS/ISIS. [The
Beta-Windows version for CDS/ISIS] Spanish.
       The CDS/ISIS database management system developed by
Unesco is used worldwide and available free in Mexico through
the National Council for Science and Technology. Reviews
experience with the new trial version for interface with DOS
at the College of Mexico, covering search, browse, print,
edit, select, help and database functions. Results are
excellent, but users cannot choose how to order search

Item.  (11):101-17, 1992
Estivill, A; Cantos, E.  CDS/ISIS: un bon producte a un preu
regalat. [CDS/ISIS: a good product at an inexpensive price]
Catalan   Describes the databases in the collection of the
laboratory at the Escola Universitaria Jordi Rubio i Balaguer de
Biblioteconomia i Documentacio (Jordi Rubio i Balaguer University
School of Library Science and Documentation). The databases are
accessed through CDS/ISIS developed by UNESCO. After a general
introduction to CDS/ISIS, presents in detail the database design
process: definition of the record fields based on an adaptation
of the Common Communication Format (CCF); definition of the
screens for data entry; selection of indexing fields and indexing
methods; and definition of the exit format. Ends with an
evaluation of the product.

Journal of Agricultural & Food Info. 2(1):61-71, 1994
Salisbury, L. AGRIN package and its utilization using
Micro CDS/ISIS software.

J of Inf. Sci 14(3):159-70 1988
Chaudhury AR, Shukla, M / Design and development of the
bibliographic dabase INDEL using Micro CDS/ISIS

Journal of Library and Information Science (India)  18(2):82-141,
Dec 1993 Kashyap, M. M.  Integrated database design for a library
system employing library techniques developed by Ranganathan and
CDS/ISIS database management system.
     Describes the components and uses of computerized library
information systems. Examines the rules stipulated by S. R.
Ranganathan in his Classified Catalogue Code (Ed 5) (CCC5) for
the construction of catalogues and preparation of bibliographies
from  the point of view of their relevance and suitability for
creating bibliographic databases. Compares rules of CCC5 with
those of AACR2 and suggests modification of existing rules as
well as incorporation of new rules. Concludes that in developing
online catalogues or online bibliographic databases, it is
neither essential nor desirable to follow strictly the rules of
specific traditional catalogue codes such as AACR2 or CCC5.
Describes a design for a prototype integrated database for a
library system with the aid of CDS/ISIS software.

Journal of Philippine Librarianship.  15(1 & 2):26-34, Mar & Sep
1992 Salang, M. M.  Error messages on learning micro-CD/ISIS: the
Philippine experience.
     Describes the extent of the use in libraries in the
Philippines of the database management software package developed
by UNESCO called the Computerized Documentation System,
Integrated Set of Information Systems, and known as CDS/ISIS.
Reports on a survey of its use in Metro Manila, which focuses in
particular on the error messages output by the system and the
ability of users to understand and deal with these messages.
Attempts to gauge the user friendliness of the system in this
manner. Lists a number of recommendations for the development of
the user friendliness of the system, the handling of  error
messages and the training of users.

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Carino, P. B.  Status of CDS/ISIS training and use in Asia and
the Pacific: a  regional report.
     Distribution of UNESCO's mini-micro version of the CDS/ISIS
software has been decentralized along with training on its use.
Presents the results of a survey on CDS/ISIS use and training in
14 countries in the Asia/Pacific region. There are more than
2,613 licensed users in the region. 3 main types of courses are
being offered by various institutions within the region:
beginner, advanced, and special, for both data operators and
database designers. Many training problems were identified,
including the large demand for courses; inadequate hardware
facilities; lack of training materials such as workbooks and user
manuals; too short course duration; and lack of trainers.
Recommendations to improve quality and provision of training in
the use of CDS/ISIS in the Asia/Pacific region are given.

Kniznice a Vedecke Informacie  23(1):9-18, 1991
Misik, Jan.  Aplikacia programoveho systemu CDS/ISIS v projekte
integrovaneho kniznicno-informacneho systemu. [Application of the
CDS/ISIS software to the development of the Integrated Library
and Information System.] Slovak.
     Discusses the following aspects of the Matica Slovenska's
Integrated Library and Information System (ILIS): organisational
structure; functional structure; output; the actual data base and
its structure; setting up of the system, its maintenance and
processing of output. Examines the availability of software
packages for the  development of the ILIS, such as STAIRS and
CDS/ISIS. Explains some of the difficulties encountered when
using the CDS/ISIS package to set up the ILIS.

--------  23 (3):110-114, 1991
Dudinska, Elvira; Sakal, Albin.  Resersny informacny system
CDS/ISIS. [The CDS/ISIS Information System]  Slovak.
     Explains the function and structure of the Computerised
Documentation System/Integrated Set of Information Systems
developed by UNESCO. The data base has been used by the
Department of Applied Information Science of the School of
Economics in Kosice for the storage of information on library
stock, journals, theses and results of research work. Discusses
the use of the data base for the storage and retrieval of
information on 337 theses. The following information is provided:
author, title, location, year, pagination, supervisor's name,
abstract, descriptors, course details and the location of the

---  23 (4):174-175, 1991
Bardum, Josef.  Z publikacii Slovenskej technickej kniznice.
[Some publications of the Slovak Technical Library]/ Slovak.
     Discusses the range of new publications of the Slovak
Technical Library since 1990 which include for example Library
Catalogues, by A. Appleova; Development and optimisation of
specialised information services in the field of management and
research (a report on a state research programme); Desktop
Publishing, by M. Smerek;

---  26(2):86-7, 1994
1993 regional bibliography days.

---, 26(4):169-77, 1994
Katuscak, D. A degree of responsibility [Slovak]
       An answer to critical remarks published recently in this
journal by M.Ciganik and T.Menyhert with regard to the
Integrated Library Information Systems (ILIS). The ILIS design
team has never intended to impose a particular software on
other organisations. The CDS/ISIS software was selected
because LIBRIS was not available during the design stage. In
addition CDS/ISIS was at the time available free of charge and
any organisation, wich can afford to do so, is free to replace
it by a different type of software. The timing of the setting
up of the ILIS might not have been right, however, ideal
conditions rarely exist for any project. The lack specialist
knowledge in the area of librarianship on the part of the

------ 26(10):412-6, 1994
Slizova, D; Prokop, I. The concept and major issues of the
Slovak Library automation programme. [Slovak]
       Outlines the approach to automation of the Slovak
National Library (SNK) which, using the CDS/ISIS software, has
to date automated the contemporary Slovak bibliography, stock
acquisition and cataloguing. The library's Ethernet local area
network uses Novell Netware and is connected to Internet via
SANET. With the help of a grant provided by the A.W.Mellon
Foundation and Pew Charitable Trust the SNK participates in
the setting up of the Czech and Slovak Library and Information
Network (CASLIN) based on the use of ALEPH. The final goal of
CASLIN is to create an union catalogue of Slovak llibraries
accessible via Internet.

---, 28 (2) :87-92, 1995
Androvic, A. 1st International CDS/ISIS Congress, Bogota,
Columbia 22- 26 May  1995. (1. Medzinarodny kongres CDS/ISIS,
Bogota, Kolumbia 22.-26.5. 1995.)
       The 1st international CDS/ISIS congress was organised by
the  Columbian Association of CDS/ISIS Users in cooperation
with the  UNESCO regional office in Caracas, Venezuela.
Reviews the programme  including a detailed description of the
CDS/ISIS library automation  system which has 16 000
registered users and which can be run under MS DOS, VAS/VMS,
UNIX/INTEL or Windows. Written in the C++ programming language
the system's main features include: portability;
maintainability; upward compatibility; and client- server
architecture implementation. Presents the text of the
conference resolution.

--- 28(12):535, 1996
Aendulkova, D.  Aktualny satv distribucie CDS/ISIS na Slovensku
[The actual use of the CDS/ISIS system in Slovakia] Slovak.
Summary: The Slovak Scientific and Technical Information Centre is the
official distributor of the CDS/ISIS library automation package in Slovakia.
Discusses the use of the system which has at present over 500 registered
users, although not all of them have the latest verions and, consequently,
cannot take advantage of all its features.

--- 2:74-6, 1997
TlstoviŐová J., Zendulková D.: Automatizácia odd.EUROP pod CDS/ISIS
[Automatization of the EUR-OP Departement using CDS/ISIS], Slovak lang.,
Summary: The Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SC STI)
ensures for the whole territory of Slovakia the sale and distribution of
books, magazines and other documents produced by EUR-OP Luxembourg (the
official publisher of documents of a variety of EU institutions). This
program system was developed in SC STI in the CDS/ISIS System, using
CDS/ISIS Pascal. Filing and exposing  orders and invoices is the key subject
of the program system.

----  9:387-9, 1997
Zendulková D.:CDS/ISIS:vývoj a perspektívy [The CDS/ISIS system: The
development and perspectives], Slovak lang.,
Suumary: The article informs  about the actual status  in development and
distribution of the CDS/ISIS System, about hardware and software conditions
and about his future  perspectives.

----  2:94-6, 1998
Zendulková D. :CDS/ISIS [CDS/ISIS ], Slovak lang.,
Report from Seminary of Slovak CDS/ISIS  users, held  in November 1997 in

Knjiznica  36 (3/4):7-39, Dec 1992
Musek, M.  MIKRO CDS/ISIS: razvoj, uporaba in interakcija s
standardi COBISS. [MICRO CDS/ISIS: its development, application
and interaction with COBISS standards]  Slovak.
     Gives a background and description of the development of
Micro CDS/ISIS, the latest member of a group of ISIS programs for
library automation. Describes 8 basic modules, with some
characteristics and peculiarities of working with them. Reflects
on the possibilities of interfacing data structures of Micro
CDS/ISIS with those of the national standard COMARC which is the
basis for the national union catalogue COBIB. Ends with a
description of larger databases run by Micro CDS/ISIS.

Knjiznico 38(1/2):77-99, Jun 1994
I. Markovic. Seo programu CDS/ISIS. Aplikacija BIBLO in
njena dejanska uporabnost [Some more about the CDS/ISIS program.
Application BIBLO and its actual usability]

Knowledge Organization 22(1):18-22, 1995
Chowdhury GG, Neelameghan A, Chowdhury S / VOCON: Vocabulary
control online in MicroIsis databases

Konyvtari Figyelo  37(1):15-22, 1991
Alfoldine Dan, Gabriella; Demmler, Walterne. HungALIS.
Automatizalt konyvtari informacios rendszer.[The HungALIS
computerised library system.] Hungarian. Budapest University of
Economics (Hungary)
     HungALIS is the computerised library system operating in the
Central Library of the Budapest University of Economics. Its user
software was developed based on version 2.33 of Unesco's CDS
Micro-ISIS. In addition it contains the features of modules
developed for individual processes (acquisition, bibliographic
description, classification, SDI, circulation, information
search, inventory and statistics).

--------  37(1):23-26, 1991
Kokas, Karoly.  PRESSDOK. Micro ISIS kumulacioban. [PRESSDOK. A
cumulation in Micro-ISIS.]  Szeged University (Hungary).
Hungarian.     The Szeged University Library has been providing
general information on the literature social science for students
and faculty by a selective, traditional card-catalogue from the
mid-1970s. From 1987 on the material was stored on a commodore-64
computer, now on an IBM-Compatible computer. The Library
succeeded in merging its datafile with the Library of
Parliament's PRESSDOK data base-on-floppy, so at present they
offer information on social science from a cumulative data base
of articles with 50,000 records. The experience gained can be
used for constructing the Library's OPAC.

-------- 37 (1):219-224, 1991
Kokas, Karoly.  Micro-ISIS vagy TEXTAR? [Micro-ISIS or TEXTAR?].
Hungarian.     In Hungary 2 library software packages for
microcomputers have been spread in recent years: the Micro-ISIS
developed by Unesco and the TEXTAR developed in Hungary. TEXTAR
can serve as an integrated system for smaller libraries (with
holdings up to 100,000 volumes) Micro-ISIS, on the other hand, is
a general, textual, data base management software. The user
choosing either of them should remember their real function: they
are not qualified for substituting for the integrated systems of
large libraries, but are excellently apt in periods of scarce
financial resources for  preparing for computerisation, for the
further development of computer-culture and for the input of

LASIE 21:88-105 Jan/Feb 1991
Puntodewo, A / Creation of a map catalogue using CDS/ISIS [at
the University of New South Wales]

---22:28-40 Sep/Oct 1991
Treloar, A / Plant facts by example: a novel application of
CDS/ISIS for accessing information about medicinal plants.

Lib and Inf Sci Folios 14(4):28-9 1989
Marchi, T / The documentation centre of Polimoda

Library Micromation News, 34:5-8, 1991
Buxton, A. Mini-Micro CDS/ISIS

Library Review 44(1):45-55 1995
Kumar, S and Kar D.C. / Library computerization: an inexpensive
approach [at the Tata Energy Research Institute. New Delhi]

Library Science 30(4):160-72 1993
Deshmukh, Subhash, and Harsh Mehta. Book Acquisition System
using CDS/ISIS Version 2.3

Library Science with a Slant to  Documentation and Information
Studies   32 (2):95-8, Jun 1995
Jambhekar, A.;  Parikh, S.   Management News Index Service:
VSL experience.
       Describes the development of a computerized news index
service for members of the Vikram Sarabhai Library at the
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India. The database
of management and business news provides current business
information covering economic, commercial and trade
information; marketing; financial, bank and company
information; law and tax regulations; and factual  information
about the environment in which businesses and other
organizations operate. Details of the system design using
CDS/ISIS are given. Discusses user problems with the system
and how these can be tackled in future.

Library Software Review 16(1):12-6, 1997
Mahmood, K. The best library software for developing countries: more than 30
plus points of Micro CDS/ISIS.
Summary: Describes the feature of a library automation application called
Micro CDS/ISIS. The sofware produced by UNESCO is used by more than 15.000
institutions all over the world. It is a cost free and readily available.
Its technical features include minimum hardware requeriements, large
database capacity, variable lenght fields, repeatable fields, subfields,
powerful indexing, and rapid searching. It follows international data
exchange standards. Support features include extensive documentation and a
worldwide user group.

Libri.  45: 36-44 , Mar. 1995
Smet,-Egbert-de Evaluation of a computerised community
information system through transaction analysis and user
survey  using GIDS-system in a public library in Belgium

Microcomputers for Information Management3(3):173-98 1986
Jacso, P., Andras Szucs, and Sandor Varga. Micro CDS/ISIS : a
bibliographic information management software from UNESCO

--- 9(3):137-59 1992
Rorissa, A et al / ABNCD+: a prototype for an integrated
information storage and retrieval system [CDS/ISIS-based
database developed at Addis Ababa University]

---11(4):295-305, 1994
Chowdhury, GG; Neelameghan, A. Vocabulary control online in
MicroIsis databases: a Pascal Interface.
       Most information storage and retrieval software packages
for microcomputers including MicroIsis provide for online
vocabulary control in formulating search expressions for
information retrieval, but very few provide any help at the
data entry stage. Describes VOCON.PAS, a Pascal interface
program for use with MicroIsis software for online selection
of term(s) and/or code(s) from a vocabulary control tool to
specified field(s) fo one or more records of a MicroIsis

Národní knihovna 1:33-5, 1998
Zendulková D.: CDS/ISIS: Perspektívy vývoja a aktuálny stav distribúcie na
[The perspectives of development and the actual statement in distribution of
the CDS/ISIS in Slovak Republic], Slovak lang.,
Summary: The article contains  information about the usage of CDS/ISIS  in
Slovakia. The national distributor of CDS/ISIS in Slovak Republic is Slovak
Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SC STI). SC STI prepares the
Slovak versions of CDS/ISIS in operating systems UNIX and Windows. SC STI
also presents the CDS/ISIS databases via Internet.

Nauchno-Tekhnichesaya Informatsiya seriya 2, 2(11):16-18, 1989
Trakhtengerts, M. S. Creation of thematic data-bases (termal) by

---(8/9) :6-9,  1995
Shraiberg, Y.L.  Sovremennoe sostoyanie razvitiya
bibliotechnykh tekhnologii i mesto CDS/ISIS. [Library
technology in its present state and the role of CDS/ISIS]
       Describes present trends in library technology
development as characterised by the following: automation of
library technology, online systems and networks, CD-ROM
technologies, corporate systems, other contemporary
information technologies. Develops each theme and relates it
to present Russian practices and possible uses in the future.
Gives examples of CDS/ISIS use in Russia, such as in
production of the catalogue of scientific and technical
literature  in the State Public Library of Science and

---  (8/9) :23-27, 1995
Shirokov, V.A.;  Eroshenko, T. A.  The electronic library of
the Ukrainian National Academy of  Sciences' linguistic
collection. [Elektronnaya biblioteka Ukrainskogo
yazykovo-informatsionnogo fonda Natsional'noi akademii nauk
Ukrainy] Russian.
       Describes an information system designed for the
linguistic  collection of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.
The system operates like a library in that in addition to
bibliographic descriptions it stores full texts of books and
articles. The CDS/ISIS based catalogue with its user friendly
interface allows search by keywords or by elements of the
database. Aware of the MS-DOS limitations the authors are
working on the system's adaptation for one of the Windows
operating systems.

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Loznitsa. A. S.  An electronic catalogue for a universal
scientific library. [Elektronnyi katalog universal'noi
nauchnoi biblioteki.] Russian.
       Presents a type of computerised catalogue experimentally
running in the Vernadskii Central Scientific Library of the
Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. It comprises databases of
bibliographic descriptions, of authors' data, of serial
publications data and of classification indexes. The structure
and content of entries conform to the UNIMARC standard. The
software used is CDS/ISIS.

Networks, Computers, applications, by R. Legal, and Micro
CDS/ISIS System, by A. Matouskova, as well as UDC tables, class
62/621.22. Z.

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Koudelikova, Libuse.  Nekolik poznamek k tvorbe projektu
Analyticky popis. [Notes on the Analytical Description project]
     The CDS/ISIS system was used by the State Scientific Library
of Olomouc to set up a data base of contemporary regional
bibliography. On completion of the data base the staff were
invited to participate in a project, entitled Analytical
Description, using a specification prepared by the data base
centre of the National Library in Prague. Discusses the problems
encountered by the library during the project the essence of
which consisted of providing bibliographic descriptions using the
Czechoslovak standard CSN 01 0195 together with rules laid down
in the International Standard Bibliographic Description.

--------  24(12):517-24, 1992
Anderova, I.  Automatizovany system narodni bibliografie -
clanky. [The automated system of national bibliography - journal
articles.]  Czech.  Examines the essential prerequisites for the
development of the automated national system of journal articles
which is being set up jointly by the National Library, a number
of state scientific libraries and several special libraries. The
modular automated system is based on use of the CDS/ISIS
software: the Pascal programming language is used for
applications such as alphabetical ordering taking into account
the characteristics of the Czech alphabet. Keyword searching,
using an inverted file, is available together with the use of
logical operators. The main objective is to provide a database of
Czech journal articles to support the provision of bibliographic
services, including searches and SDI services. Explains the
structure of the records of the database and discusses the
system's perspectives in the light of the new economic conditions
and increasing competition.

--------   24(12):553-4, 1992
Kucianova, A.  Dni regionalnej bibliografie 1992. [Regional
Bibliography Days 1992.] Slovak.
     A workshop entitled `Regional Bibliography Days' was
organized by the bibliographic section of the Slovak Library
Association in cooperation with the database centre of the Slovak
National Library from 21-24 Apr 92 in Martin. The objective was
to train staff of district libraries to input regional
bibliography records into the CDS/ISIS Bibliography and based
automated information systems of the Slovak Regional
Bibliography, using the exchange format, to search both systems
and to produce catalogue cards.

--------  25(8-9):378-9, 1993
Balog, L.;  Balogova, E.   KNZ-IS kniznicny informacny system.
[Library system KNZ-IS.] Slovak.
     KNZ-IS is a library automation system designed for the
storage and retrieval of information on library stock, users,
loans etc. Explains the design of the system which is in fact a
local network version of the CDS/ISIS database consisting of the
following modules: books catalogue; user file; index to employers
of users; loans; and audit. The system can be used simultaneously
by a number of users who can be assigned different access
privileges varying  from search only to data input and data

--------   25(8-9):379-81, 1993
Holancova, E.   System CDS/ISIS zije. [The CDS/ISIS system is
still in existence.] Slovak.
     Outlines the main objectives of the Inter-Parliamentary
Union (IPU), based in Geneva, which was established in 1889 with
the aim to promote cooperation of members of parliaments
worldwide. The IPU helps to organise activities which enable
members of parliaments to exchange their working experience and
supports the UN drive aimed at maintaining worldwide peace.
Explains the automation programme of the IPU Library which
involves inputting information from 25,000 library catalogue
cards onto a CDS/ISIS database while, at the same time, amending
the structure of the catalogue card records.

--------  25(8-9):381-5, 1993
Zendulkova, D.  System mikro CDS/ISIS. [The Micro CDS/ISIS
System] Slovak.     The Institute of Applied Cybernetics in
Bratislava has chosen the CDS/ISIS software to set up a database
of foreign books as a replacement of a STAIRS database. Discusses
the structure of the records of the new database which contains
the following information: foreign title, publication type,
translated title, author's name, translator's name, publication
details, price, ISBN, UDC number, accession number, keywords etc.
Explains the searching of the database and its management, i.e.
record amendment, deletion, archiving and export/import of
records. The CDS/ISIS system can be mounted on IMB PCs with a
hard disk of at least 40 MB.

--------  25(11):472-4, 1993
Ludvighova, L.;  Galik, M.   Slovanska lesnicka a drevarska
kniznica pri Technickej univerzite vo Zvolene automatizuje. [The
automation programme of the Slovak Forestry and Timber library at
the Technical University of Zvolen.] Slovak.
     The Slovak Forestry and Timber Library (SFTL), currently the
Central Library of the Technical University (TU) of Zvolen, was
established 40 years ago. Following the disintegration of the
Slovak Forestry and Timber Information Network, the STFL embarked
on setting up of several in house databases, including forestry
and timber, ecology and published papers databases. The CDS/ISIS
databases are mounted on PCs, which will be networked in the
future. Discusses the SFTL's automation programme which includes
a local area network with UNIX operating system and INFORMIX
relational database which is compatible with a wide variety of
hardware, an essential feature for the STFL. It is intended to
use the database for setting up of a comprehensive library
automation system.

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Dny regionalni bibliografie 1993. [1993 regional bibliography
days.] Slovak  Reviews a workshop organized by the State
Institute of Bibliography in conjunction with the Database Centre
of the Slovak National Library from 18-22 Oct 93 which was
attended by 33 bibliographers from all over Slovakia. The
workshop, which was devoted to integrating Slovak national and
regional bibliographies, discussed: the methodology of processing
of individual types of documentation, the format of bibliographic
references, structure of the output from both bibliographic
systems and production of indexes via=  CDS/ISIS.

-------- 26 (8-9):399-400, 1994
Ehnova, M.  Distribucia systemu CDS/ISIS na Slovensku. [CDS/ISIS
System distribution in Slovakia.] Slovak.
     The UNESCO developed CDS/ISIS information system is being
distributed throughout the world by a network of distributors who
provide system support, i.e. training courses, consultations,
manuals and who also run user groups. Explains the role of and
services provided by the Scientific and Technical Information
Centre of the Slovak Technical Library which has been the UNESCO
authorised distributor of CDS/ISIS since the declaration of an
independent Slovakia.

OCLC Systems and Services.  11 (4): 3-10 , 1995
Kumar,-Satish; Kar,-Debal-C
Library computerization: an inexpensive approach

Open 22:206-8 Jun 1990
Nieuwenhuysen, P / CDS/ISIS een programma voor het beheer van
bibliografische informatie CDS/ISIS: a program for managing
bibliographic information

Pakistan Libr Bull 24:16-25 Mar/Jun 1993
Naqvi, ZJ / Mini-micro CDS/ISIS: a bibliographic information

---24:17-26 Dec 1993
Malik, KM / Micro CDS/ISIS: what's new in version 3.0

---26 (1): 18-26, Mar 1995
Malik, K. M.  Status of library automation in Pakistan
       Discusses the problems of introducing computerization
into libraries in Pakistan, in particular the difficulty of
finding suitable software. Looks at some microcomputer based
database management systems in use in the country, including
dBase 3 and dBase 4, Foxpro, INMAGIC, CDS/ISIS, and MINISIS,
as well as a number of others specially developed for
Pakistani applications: the most widely used of these is LAMP
(Library Automation and Management Program), developed by the
Netherlands Library Development Project. Also considers the
state of library automation training, which is hindered by a
lack of hardware.

Proceedings of the 12th Annual MINISIS Users' Group Meeting,
Port-of-Spain, Apr. 29-May 3, 1991. Ottawa: IDRC, 1992, p.
Davies, Ron / An Automated Circulation System for CDS/ISIS.

Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Canadian
Association for Information Science. Montreal: McGill, 1994,
p. 326-332.
Davies, Ron and Ed Brandon / Automated Thesaurus Management in
a Network Environment.(A description of some aspects of the
OECD's MTM multilingual thesaurus management system.)

Program Automated - Library & Information System Trends 23:65-72
Jan 1989
Chaudhry, AA / Interfacing CDS/ISIS with WordStar: ICIMOD's

---23:287-94 Jul 1989
Shailendra, K et al / Use of CDS/ISIS for creating India's
database of serials [at the Indian National Scientific
Documentation Centre]

---23:295-305 Jul 1989
Chaudhry, AA / File inversion in CDS/ISIS: Fastsort helps to
do it faster

---24:181-6 Apr 1990
Goyal, RK; Kumar, S / dBase to CDS/ISIS: a program to convert
data from dBase/foxBase to CDS/ISIS.

---24:371-9 Oct 1990 Chaudhry, AA / Adapting CDS/ISIS to index
hyphenated and numeric words and incorporating case sensitive
storage and retrieval

---25:1-18 Jan 1991
Nieuwenhuysen, P / Computerised storage and retrieval of
structured text information: CDS/ISIS Version 2.3

---26:183-90 Apr 1992
Ravi, A et al / Production of a union catalogue using CDS/ISIS
and Ventura: some experiences in India [DTP catalog of
conference proceedings in Indian scientific and technical

---26:373-86 Oct 1992
Perera, P / Micro CDS/ISIS: a critical appraisal of its search

---27:51-66 Jan 1993
Bhargava, JK et al / SANJAY: an Indian library automation
package based on CDS/ISIS

---27:13-48 Apr 1993
Bokos, G / UNIMARC, CDS/ISIS and conversion of records in the
National Library of Greece

---27:183-9 Apr 1993
Miido, H / Use of CDS/ISIS for a survey of computer systems in
medical libraries

---28(2):155-66 Apr 1994
de Smet, E / Using CDS/ISIS for a full-text community
information system in Belgium : the GIDS-system

---28(3):253-61 1994
Chowdhury, G. G., and Sudatta Chowdhury. Text retrieval and
library management software in India

---29(3):305-11 1995
G Sreelatha. A program for checking duplicates and data entry
consistency in Micro CDS/ISIS databases

Radwanski, A The CDS/ISIS handbook - Buxton, A, Hopkinson, A.
[book review]

---30 (1): 51-58,  Jan 1996
Wijetunge, P. An experiment to edit spelling mistakes of
CDS/ISIS records online at the University of Colombo, Sri
       The inability to automatic spell check and edit errors is
one  drawback of CDS/ISIS, a software package designed for
storage and retrieval of structured textual information. This
becomes a handicap  especially because CDS/ISIS does not
provide near matches at the  information retrieval stage.
Discusses an experiment carried out to  find out possibilities
of online editing with the aid of FANGORN, a  utility
available from the national distributors of CDS/ISIS.

Quart Bull Int Assoc Agric Inf Spec 36(3):193-5 1991
Besemer, H / CDS/ISIS: user-to-user

---36(4):237-8 1991
Besemer, H / CDS/ISIS: user-to-user

---37(3):164-6 1992
Besemer, H / CDS/ISIS: user-to-user

---37(4):227-8 1992
Besemer, H / CDS/ISIS: user-to-user

---39(1-2):85-7, 1994
Frantao, J.S.  L'utilization de CDS/ISIS dans les reseaux
d'information: la perspective pour l'Afrique

---(1-2):36-42, 1994
Deschatelets, G.;  Legault, M.  An inventory of CD-ROM in
developing countries and East European countries.
     Paper presented at the IAALD International symposium on new
information technologies in Agriculture, Bonn, Germany, 10-12 Nov
93. Presents the preliminary results of the Inventory of CD-ROMs
in Developing Countries and Eastern European Countries are
represented. The study consisted of a postal survey of CD-ROM
site organizations and of CD-ROM facilitating organizations in
and for developing countries and Eastern European countries. A
total 4,077 questionnaires were mailed from Feb to Jun 93, with a
response rate  of 24.6 per cent. Of those respondents, 585 were
CD-ROM site organizations and 71 were CD-ROM facilitating
organizations. All questionnaires from those respondents are
being input into 1 of 2 databases to be used with UNESCO's Micro
CDS/ISIS software. Discusses the structure of each database.

Revista Brasileira de Biblioteconomia e Documentacao
22(3/4):32-41 jul/dez 1989
Silveira, A et al / Mini-Micro CDS/ISIS: uma proposta de
aplicacao no biblioteconomia e Ciencia da Informacao

Revista espanola de documentacion cientifica 17(4):476-480
Angelica-Sara Zapatero Lourinho / Microisis y el entorno

Tidskrift for Dokumentation 43(1):17-24 1987/88
Tell, BV / Tva system for referensfiler pa mikrodator -
Sci-Mate och CDS/ISIS Software for reference files on micros
- Sci-Mate and CDS/ISIS

Tudomanyos es Muszaki Tajekoztatas  43 (3) :105-13, 1996
Horvath., H. Experimental application of Lotus Notes software
for the preparation of a press review database. (A Lotus Notes
kiserleti alkalmazasa sajtoszemle-adatbazis eloallitasahoz.)
       The Telecommunications Documentation Centre of Matav Rt,
the Hungarian telecommunications company prepares press
reviews based on  daily and weekly news publications, tv and
radio programmes. Describes the forms, preparation, features
and delivery of the press reviews, and outlines the production
of a press review database compiled using MicroISIS and Lotus
Notes software.

Ernesto Spinak,
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