Entri Katalog COM: Setengah Ciri Baru


  • Mercy P. Selvaratnam


The card catalogue in the University of Malaya Library has been closed as from 7.7.82 and all records of items catalogued since that date under the MALMARC system are located in the COM (Computer Output Microfiche) catalogue. The purpose of this article is to familiarize the users with the format of the entries in the COM catalogue which conforms in substance with the card catalogue format but does embody certain variations which, if left unexplained may prove confusing at first glance. The most obvious change is the allocation of a unique control number for each item located at the bottom of the entry followed by the call number and the accession numbers. The COM catalogue being a union catalogue of the holdings of the Main Library and its branch libraries of the Law, Medical and A cademy Islam faculties as well as those of the Library of the Institute of Postgraduate Studies would contain the call numbers allocated by these various institutions to an item held concurrently by all of them. Since call numbers may vary in accordance with the scheme of classification adhered to by the institution concerned, they are listed in a certain prescribed order. In like manner, the accession number (comprising nine characters) of an item is preceded by a unique numeric characters to distinguish the collection where it is sited. Thus at a glance the reader is aware of the number of copies and the location of an item.



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