Retro-Conversion of Bibliographical Records on Indian Multi-Language Books

Sufian Ahmad


This paper discusses the whole process and methods of retro-conversion used in Sahitya Akademi Library which is India’s National Akademi of Letters. It also discusses the problems and prospects of ‘retro-conversion. The very process of library automation remains incomplete unless the entire collection is not automated or computerised. This enhances not only the usage of the information sources but also the image of the library. There are several methods and tools used for library automation. ‘Retrospective conversion’ is one such promising method which enables a library to accomplish such a tedious task

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