JLIS abstracts

SANTIAGO (Suzanne).

SANTIAGO (Suzanne). ISDS and Union Catalogues. 16,2;1991;160-68

The International Series Data System (ISDS) maintains an international database meant for registration, unique identification and standard numbering of serials. An important share of Union Catalogues management deals with the same needs. After having presented the organizational structures and working procedures of ISDS that account for the content of ISDS database, this paper attempts to define the good usage of ISDS by Union Catalogues. It will nevertheless be necessary to make a short introduction to ISDS, as a reminder and because the objectives and operation structure of the network are precisely what makes ISDS so useful to Union Catalogues. Then the advantages of ISDS will be presented and finally comments concerning practical issues.