Bibliography on CDS/ISIS

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 inventories.

— 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- ISIS@NIC.SURFNET.NL) on micro CDS/ISIS Unesco

— 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. WAIS-ISIS e OPAC Web

—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 CDS/ISIS

—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 Network.) 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] 1995/1 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 documentazione
—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 expansion.

— 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 Iride. — 13 (10):48-53, Dec 1995 Palandri, E; Grossi, L. The library and teaching: approaches to education. (Biblioteca e didattica: i percorsi della formazione.) 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] Italian 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 personnel.

— 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
Bibliotheek en Archiefgids 66:49-70 Jan 1990 Nieuwenhuysen, Paul. Opslaan en terugzoeken van gestructureerde tekstinformatie met de computer: het programma CDS/ISIS
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 manual
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 Zendulkov D.:CDS/ISIS vo svete a u n s [ 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 Zendulkov D.:Str nka do Internetu vytvoren 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 Zendulkov 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 1989]
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 computers.
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
—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 ambiental

— 21(1):72-3, 1992 do Vale Caribe, Rita de Cassia. Infoterra: sistema mundial de informacao ambiental.
—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 MicroIsis]Documentaliste

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

— 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 corretivi

— 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, Denmark). 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 introduction

— 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 1992.

— 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 databases.
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 Bystrica.

— 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 database. 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 idioma.

— 10(3), 1997 Ana de Bustos. La versi˘n ISIS para UNIX bajo LINUX: ventajas, problemas y soluciones
Infoisis 1(1):5-13 1994 Spinak, Ernesto. Programming with IsisPas for local networks

—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 Network.

—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 CDS/ISIS

— 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 library? 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.

——– 2(1): 7-20, March 1996 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.

—— 2(1):44-8, March 1996 Blatt Ohira, Maria Lourdes. BIBLIOINFO: a database on library automation. 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. 4).

——– 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 e-mail.

——– 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 cataloguing. 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.

——– 2(2):45-50, June 1996 Naber, G. Drain: a computerized library management system using CDS/ISIS software. 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.

——– 2(2):52-6, June 1996 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] German 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. [CDS/ISIS application at the Institute for Minerals Development, Argentina] 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 CDS/ISIS. 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 languages.

— 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 toscana

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

— 8 (17) :41-7, Jul-Dec 1995 Giraldo, N.E.R. The INFOBILA database: conversion to Micro CDS/ISIS. (Base de datos INFOBILA: su conversion a Micro CDS/ISIS.) 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 output.

— (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. ——– 16:1-18, 1993 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 thesis.

— 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 critics.

—— 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 TlstoviŠov J., Zendulkov D.: Automatiz cia 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 Zendulkov D.:CDS/ISIS:věvoj a perspektĄvy [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 Zendulkov D. :CDS/ISIS [CDS/ISIS ], Slovak lang., Report from Seminary of Slovak CDS/ISIS users, held in November 1997 in Bratislava
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 data.
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 database.
N rodnĄ knihovna 1:33-5, 1998 Zendulkov D.: CDS/ISIS: PerspektĄvy věvoja a aktu lny stav distribŁcie na Slovensku [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 CDS/ISIS/EC

— (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] Russian. 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 Technology.

— (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.

— (8/9) :28-30, 1995 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.

— 24(2):73-74, 1992 Koudelikova, Libuse. Nekolik poznamek k tvorbe projektu Analyticky popis. [Notes on the Analytical Description project] Slovak. 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 control. ——– 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.

——– 26 (2) 86-7, 1994 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
Pakistan Libr Bull 24:16-25 Mar/Jun 1993 Naqvi, ZJ / Mini-micro CDS/ISIS: a bibliographic information software

—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. 145-146. 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 experience

—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 libraries]

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

—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

—29(3):356-7,1995 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 Lanka. 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 1994 Angelica-Sara Zapatero Lourinho / Microisis y el entorno multimedia
Tidskrift for Dokumentation 43(1):17-24 1987/88 Tell, BV / Tva system for referensfiler pa mikrodator – Sci-Mate och 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.) [Hungarian] 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,