Retrospective conversion of catalogs

Retrospective conversion of catalogs allows the library to offer the patrons on line access to bibliogrphic data, previously available on cards. This is a specifie activity completely different of current cataloging, with its own methods. It can be processed within the library or by an extemal supplier specialized in retrospective conversion. Such a project needs management and specifie organization in the library for the definition of goals, choice of the method(s), planning, control and evaluation fo the