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A library catalog is a register of all bibliographic items found in a library or group of libraries, such as a network of libraries at several locations.

In the public #2030library with internet access, we could imagine a nested library catalog with seamless access from a local library catalog to a national library catalog, and from the latter to a global catalog.

To distinguish the nested #2030library catalogs from the current catalogs we will call it a multi-level catalog.


Field name Description
Name Multi-level library catalog
Class (and Tier) Operational work area (OWA)
Interfaces search menu and/or wiki via web browser
Services Look up of a library item, through its virtual or (nearest) physical location
Data library item search requests and responses, from local back and forth to global
Non-functional requirements The catalog is offered in the local languages
Project Issues Compliance with Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP)

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Read more: Libray catalog (Wikipedia).


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This page is part of the requirements for a #2030Library - A global library for Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (and fighting the emergence of #AltFacts in public policy).


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