Development of an information storage and retrieval system at a university library: a case study

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Bashir Ahmad
Nazir Ahmad Bhat
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Discuses the design and development of a database created for storage and retrieval of information about individual journal articles published in about 138 Indian and foreign current journals, 28455 journal issues existing in the back files section and full text of 356 theses available in electronic format at the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUASTK). The database of books is managed through SOUL software and CD-ROM abstract databases running on WinSPIRS has been linked with this IS&RS. Entire IS&RS is being successfully run on LAN of the university. The IS&RS has been developed on MS Access platform with Visual Basic as front end. The IS&RS system consists of four modules viz: data entry, search, report, and administration-cum-monitoring. The database has been placed on the campus network and is running smoothly with encouraging operational results and interoperability with other databases