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									OPAC

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OPAC – Online Public Access Catalogue
tell you what is available in the Library, where to find it, and whether it is on loan or not.  If all copies are on loan you can reserve it online.  The entire stock of the Library is on the catalogue - books, journals, music scores, Media Resources equipment, videos, sound recording and dissertations.
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OPAC also contains information about borrower loans, reservations and outstanding fines.  Search can be done in several ways :
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Author  Title  Keyword  ISBN
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OPAC is self-teaching because relevant instructions appear at the bottom left of each screen to guide you through the stages of a search. Advanced users may like to try limiting their searches Search can be limited by date, language, format or opus for music. Using this you could, for example, search ONLY for videos on a particular subject. If the book you need is on OPAC but is already on loan, you can reserve it yourself online IMMEDIATELY.

Bibliographic System

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A bibliographic system is employed for the storage and retrieval of information about publications that might include references to:
Papers  Journals or Articles  Books or Chapters  Manuscripts
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It can be thought of as a replacement for a manual card index system and is useful both as a source of reference and as a tool for the production of bibliographies that might appear in published material. Many bibliographic systems allow several different types of record to be stored within the same file.
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For example a record for storing references to papers might have fields Author, Title, Journal, Volume, Year, Pages and Keywords, whilst that for a chapter of a book might have the fields Author, Chapter Title, Book Title, Editors, Page Numbers, Year and Keywords. Retrieval can then be restricted to records of a particular class or alternatively the entire collection can be searched over common fields such as Author and Keywords in the example above.

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A good bibliographic system should enable data to be easily imported from a variety of sources and output in a variety of formats. For example it should be possible to:
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Import information extracted from other systems, national on-line databases, or from ordinary text files. Inter-work with Word Processing packages: enabling the production of a paper with citations and a bibliography formatted accordingly

Example of Bibliography
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Ismail, M.A. & Ravana, S.D. (2003). Online Examination System : An overview. Regional Conference on “Integrating Technology in the Mathematical Sciences 2003”, April 14 –15 2003, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang. Abdullah, Abrizah, Ismail. M.A & Idris. N . (2003). ICT-LitPro: A community-based initiative on implementing a national curriculum on Information Communication Technologies Literacy, International Conference on E-Learning 2003”, July 14 –18 2003, London. Ismail, M.A. & Tan, Y.Y. (2003). Integrated Online Examination System.” International Symposium on E-Learning 2003”, October 20 –21 2003, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Abdullah, Abrizah, Ismail. M.A & Idris. N . (2003). ICT-LitPro: A community-based initiative on implementing a national curriculum on Information Communication Technologies Literacy, International Journal of Learning, Volume 10.


								
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