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LIBRIS (Library Information System) is a Swedish national union catalogue maintained by the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm.[1] It is possible to freely search about 6.5 million titles nationwide.[2]

In addition to bibliographic records, one for each book or publication, LIBRIS also contains an authority file of people. For each person there is a record connecting name, birth and occupation with a unique identifier.[citation needed]

The MARC Code for the Swedish Union Catalog is SE-LIBR, normalized: selibr.[3]

The development of LIBRIS can be traced to the mid-1960s.[4] While rationalization of libraries had been an issue for two decades after World War II, it was in 1965 that a government committee published a report on the use of computers in research libraries.[5] The government budget of 1965 created a research library council (Forskningsbiblioteksrådet, FBR).[6] A preliminary design document, Biblioteksadministrativt Information System (BAIS) was published in May 1970, and the name LIBRIS, short for Library Information System, was used for a technical subcommittee that started on 1 July 1970.[7] The newsletter LIBRIS-meddelanden (ISSN 0348-1891) has been published since 1972[8] and is online since 1997.[9]

References

  1. ^ "LIBRIS". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 27 July 2010. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "LIBRIS database contents". National Library of Sweden. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
  3. ^ Library of Congress Network Development and MARC Standards Office (5 April 2011). "Search the MARC Code List for Organizations Database". Library of Congress. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  4. ^ Lena Olsson, Det datoriserade biblioteket. Maskindrömmar på 70-talet (1995), PhD dissertation from Linköping University, Linköping Studies in Arts and Science 121, ISSN 0282-9800, ISBN 91-7871-492-3, Abstract online
  5. ^ Databehandling i forskningsbibliotek (1965; in LIBRIS), cited in Olsson (1995), p. 51.
  6. ^ Olsson (1995), p. 55.
  7. ^ Olsson (1995), p. 103.
  8. ^ Olsson (1995), p. 31.
  9. ^ LIBRIS-meddelanden

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