Relating to the connection between information science and bibliography (and librarianship), the elements are given to compare the concepts of Répertoire Bibliographique Universel (RBU) and COBIB within the COBISS system. Different aspects of understanding the development of bibliographies and the author’s personal view of the development of bibliographies are presented. According to Paul Otlet’s idea, conceived at the end of the 19th century, RBU was to represent the universal bibliography of all books and other publications from all countries, from all times and from all subject areas, organised by subject and author. Catalogues should represent the first stage of RBU.
The holdings of Slovenian libraries also include photographs, which can be catalogued and included in the COBIB shared bibliographic database. Photographs as a medium are very specific compared to other types of library material, as one of their characteristics is that the data required for bibliographic description is missing. However, cataloguing in the COMARC format still enables adequate description.
Library catalogues allow users searching of library materials in different ways. To achieve successful and efficient searching, bibliographic and authority records should be created according to cataloguing rules, besides perfect and accurate records are required. That is why, cataloguers are responsible for an adequate quality of records and the quality control should be regularly examined.
The article addresses the issue of the cataloguing rules used in Slovenia within the COBISS shared cataloguing system. The outdated cataloguing codes (PPIAK, AIK), and undocumented updates, modifications, and cataloguing practice from the last 14 years have created in the time of high-speed technological changes more and more difficulties in the development and operation of the COBISS system.
The article presents downloading of bibliographic records from foreign databases to the COBISS system, serials from the ISSN database and monographs from WorldCat.
Vključitev retrospektivne baze podatkov Narodne in univerzitetne knjižnice RETRORK v vzajemno bazo podatkov COBIB
Describes the process of incorporating the National and University Library’s (NUK’s) retrospective database into COBIB, Slovenian union catalogue.