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Sihem Ghédira Sihem.ghedira@bnt.nat.tn. THE USE OF UNIMARC in the National Library of Tunisia. LANDMARKS. 1998 Acquisitions were cataloged in a data base using the CCF format 2002

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landmarks
LANDMARKS
  • 1998

Acquisitions were cataloged in a data base using the CCF format

  • 2002

Unimarc was used for the first time in a temporary data base (Access) for the retrospective conversion of printed and card catalogs

  • 2005

A table of conversion of the format CCF towards the format Unimarc was realized to facilitate the transfer of the data

Migration of the data in the new system Horizon

200000 records (books, serials)

14837 records of manuscripts in Arabic

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national library collections
National Library Collections

The manuscript collection consists of nearly 40,000 titles, grouped in 24,000 volumes

  • The Book collection totals nearly one million volumes.
  • Serials : more than 16,000 collections
  • Other materials

Maps and postcards

Audio, visual, and electronic materials

Microfiches and microfilms

Digitized material

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format implementation
Format implementation
  • Software : Horizon7.3
  • SIGBD : SQL Server 2005
  • Computer stations : 110
  • Multilingual : yes (Arabic and French)
  • Z39.50 : yes
  • Native Unimarc : no
  • Unimarc exchanges and work: yes

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qualification and training
Qualification and training
  • Qualification of the staff using the format

Conservatives: 07

Librarians: 27

Assistant librarians: 33

Help librarians: 05

  • Training before using the format: yes
  • Training on the format: yes

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standards and normalization
Standards and normalization
  • Standards of cataloguing: AFNOR, ISBD
  • List of codes : Languages, countries, functions
  • Level of description : maximum
  • Availability of standards and manuals: yes - Unimarc: yes

- ISBD: yes

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downloading records
Downloading records

FROM :

  • BNF
  • Moccam
  • Amazon
  • Electre

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online catalog statistics and quality
Online catalog : Statistics and quality
  • Bibliographical records: 416581
  • Authority records : 420800
  • Records and catalog quality : average ⁄ high quality
  • Type of documents

books: yes

Thesis: yes

Serials : yes

Electronic Resources: yes

Maps: yes

Manuscripts: yes

  • Other materials

photographs, posters and postcards

Microfiches and microfilms

Digitized material

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linguistic and cultural environment specific questions
Linguistic and cultural environment specific questions

Excessive use of local fields for specific needs :

  • Manuscripts : fields 219, 339, 349, 900
  • National bibliography : sorting keys(fields 690, 790 )

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synthesis and conclusions
Synthesis and conclusions

UNIMARC used for cataloguing :

  • National bibliography
  • New acquisitions
  • Arabic manuscripts

 A multilingual unique data base

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Thank you for your attention

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