The CPI system at Grenoble

This is a description of the system elaborated and used by the Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de Grenoble since 1971, CPI standing for Catalogue collectif de périodiques informatisé, Automated Union List of Serials. The data included in the bibliographic description and the programs are given first, followed by the various products offered : union lists, library catalogues... and a description of the file as of December 1979. In conclusion is put forward the need for a national list of serials which would include, among others, data recorded by CPI