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SRLS serials management system for CDS/ISIS


SRLS is a database layout intended for the production of a union catalog of serials. It was designed by the lybrary of the International Resarch Institute of the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).

The database design is based on the structure, data-element definitions, rules and guidelines of the International Serials Data System (ISDS).

The file SRLS.ZIP on this web site contains all database files and programs, including the pcd files. It does not contain the data.

Apart from the database files the application includes the following software:

The SRLS database was developed in the framework of a project to produce a database of serials held by libraries of International Agricultural Research Centres (IARCs) throughout the world.

There is now a second edition with data on 6249 serial records from 16 IARCs. It is available to any agricultural library or other libraries who may be interested.

Copies of the database and software are available from ICRISAT, Patancheru P.O., A.P. 502 324, India. It is free of charge. The second edition comes as compressed files with an Install program that completely automates the installation. It also comes with a printed manual describing the definition of the data-elements and rules for bibliographic description.

Both the database and the ILOAN program can be distributed freely.

The makers of the program would appreciate feedback from users. Please send any comments and questions to:

L.J. Haravu
e-mail or

mail icon Wageningen Digital Library, 8 September, 1998