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Title: Demonstration of HKCAN database Outline


1
Demonstration of HKCAN database Outline
  • Database system overview
  • Software characteristics
  • Database status

2
Demonstration of HKCAN database Outline
(continued)
  • Database modules
  • Search
  • Display
  • Export
  • Index browse
  • Maintenance and reports
  • Future development

3
Database system overview
  • In November 1999, memorandum signed
  • between National Central Library (Taiwan)
  • and HKCAN
  • NCL agreed to share with HKCAN its authority
    control software and exchange authority records

4
Database system overview (continued)
  • HKCAN contracted a software vendor in Taiwan,
    Transmission Information System Co. Ltd. (TIS) to
    upgrade the NCLs software
  • In March 2000, the server and software were
    installed at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Library

5
Database system overview (continued)
  • 2000-2002
  • Software enhancement
  • Training workshops organized for
  • HKCAN member libraries
  • Access to the database is controlled
  • by IP address

6
Software characteristics
  • Web interface
  • Provide hypertext links
  • Multiple scripts capability
  • Record has Chinese authorized headings in
    Chinese script and equivalent authorized
    headings from the Library of Congress in the
    Roman alphabet

7
Software characteristics (continued)
  • Full-text searching capability
  • Provide access to individual word
  • (eg. Variant forms)
  • Choice of MARC exchange formats
  • Record export format in MARC21 or CMARC
  • Switch of main and linking headings
  • Able to flip main heading and linking heading to
    accommodate users needs

8
Database status
9
Main menu of the Database
Maintenance module
Search module
Reports module
10
Search module
11
Chinese version of OPAC
12
English version of OPAC
AND OR NOT
Full Text
Heading and Linking
Romanised form
Chinese form
13
Search term in Roman alphabet
Search term
14
Search term in Chinese characters
Chinese form
15
Brief record display
16
Full record display
17
MARC record display
18
Multi-script record
HKCAN control no. and identifier
LC number
Romanised form
Source citations in Romanized and Chinese forms
Chinese form
19
MARC record Display / Export
Download alternatives Selected records All
searched records
Type of code BIG5 CCCII
MARC format US-MARC C-MARC
To Download CJK in 1XX Instead? No Yes
Download method Browser Txt file MARC format
20
Export record format
Save as txt file or MARC format
21
MARC record export
Support by local library system
22
Library system support
  • Innovative showed support of 7xx model
  • HKCAN Workgroup worked closely with Innovative
    to develop software that would index equivalent
    heading and display redirections

23
Library system support (continued)
  • Beta test was installed in selected member
    libraries
  • Enhancements are needed to improve system
    performance

24
Equivalent heading display
25
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26
Index browse
27
Browse display
28
Maintenance module
  • Data maintenance
  • Online update
  • Online record input
  • Record uploading in batch

29
Report module
  • Reports functions
  • Duplicate headings report
  • Duplication / statistical report on new records

30
Future development
  • Multiple authority files
  • Authority files from China (CNMARC) and Taiwan
    (CMARC) will be loaded as individual database
  • Unicode language support
  • A single common coding scheme of Unicode will
    facilitate exchange of authority records

31
Future development (continued)
  • Collaboration with library system vendor
  • Streamline authority control work by
    developing gateway to export authority records
    from HKCAN database and load them to local
    library system

32
Version 2
33
Thank You
  • HKCAN website
  • http//hkcan.ln.edu.hk
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