OPAC - Online Public Access Catalogue

Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) or simply a Library Catalogue is a digital database of materials such as text files, e-books, journals, etc held by a library or group of libraries. Patrons can use the online library cataloguing software to find out any item under control of a library. It displays the query search results in an easy-to-understand format to enable patrons to find digital material quickly.

The globally located library authorities or librarians have the provision to update the catalogue which usually requires a small amount of time.

Information about documents can be searched using powerful search engine according to:

  • Title
  • Accession Number
  • Author, Co-Author
  • Subject, Publisher
  • Class Number, ISBN Number
  • Publication Year
  • Publication Place
  • Word in a Title Search
  • Combinational Search
  • Editor
  • Translated Books
  • Type of Document
  • Dissertation/Thesis Search
  • Claim & Reservation to Books
  • Belonging Search
  • Keyword Searching

Key Features Of Online Public Access Catalogue

The following points depict the key features of OPAC system:

  • Searches can be filtered in a number of ways for simplifying the operation.
  • Users have the provision to move any bibliographic record in forward and backward direction which mimics searching a book manually by moving through a library shelf.
  • The library management system saves enormous amounts of effort and time by enabling patrons to select a search in the given list and go back to that previously searched terms with a few clicks.
  • Patrons can browse & find the files by entering - Heading, Control Number, Keyword Search, Title, Author, Subject, etc in the software.
  • Patron gets the access to view their own record of online book issuing/transactions from the library catalogue online.

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