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The Union Electronic Catalog of the Belarusian Libraries

The Union Electronic Catalog of the Belarusian Libraries (UEC) is a system of consolidated electronic catalogs, which presents bibliographic information about the collections of Belarusain libraries.

The Union Electronic Catalog of the Belarusian Libraries includes:

  • the union electronic catalog of the corporate cataloging system is a national corporate information resource based on four republican libraries: the National Library of Belarus, the Central Scientific Library named after Yakub Kolas of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Republican Scientific and Technical Library and the Presidential Library of the Republic of Belarus;
  • the regional union electronic catalogs is a national corporate information resource, which represents the collections of the regional  libraries of Belarus.

The union electronic catalog of the corporate cataloging system is intended to coordinate the activities of the libraries of Belarus for  the formation of bibliographic and authority records in the BELMARC national formats and the integration of resources at the country level.

The catalog includes more than 5.9 million bibliographic records of books (including rare and early printed books), theses, theses abstracts, graphic documents, cartographic materials, musical documents, documents on standardization, audio and video documents, periodicals, international organizations documents.

The database includes more than 2.3 million entries of personal name, company name, generic name, trademark, geographic name, subject matter, form, genre, and physical characteristics of a document.

Users of the libraries can order remotely through the corporate catalog.

The regional union electronic catalogs of the libraries of Belarus are intended to coordinate the activities of regional libraries for the formation of information resources in the BELMARC national format using the principles of corporate cataloging, ensuring the integration of information library metadata resources at the regional and country levels.

They contain bibliographic information about the collections of 32 Belarusian libraries including books, brochures, audiovisual documents, graphic documents, musical editions, cartographic materials, theses, abstracts, components of local history documents and electronic resources.

The Regional Union Electronic Catalog of the Belarusian Libraries includes:

The Regional Union Electronic Catalog of the Libraries of Brest Region presents bibliographic information about the libraries of Brest region. The main library, coordinating the catalog formation, is Brest Regional Scientific Library named after Maxim Gorky. The resource contains over 599 thousand bibliographic records for documents stored in the collections of the following regional libraries:

The Regional Union Electronic Catalog of the Libraries of Gomel Region presents bibliographic information about the libraries of Gomel region. The main library, coordinating the catalog formation, is Gomel Regional Universal Library. The resource contains over 219 thousand bibliographic records for documents stored in the collections of the following regional libraries:

The Regional Union Electronic Catalog of the Libraries of Grodno Region presents bibliographic information about the libraries of the Grodno region. The main library, coordinating the catalog formation, is Grodno Regional Scientific Library named after Evfimy Karsky. The resource contains over 670 thousand bibliographic records for documents stored in the collections of the following regional libraries:

The Regional Union Electronic Catalog of the Libraries of Minsk Region presents bibliographic information about the libraries of Minsk region. The main library, coordinating the catalog formation, is Minsk Regional Scientific Library named after Pushkin. The resource contains over 451 thousand bibliographic records for documents stored in the collections of the following regional libraries:

The Regional Union Electronic Catalog of the Libraries of Mogilev Region presents bibliographic information about the libraries of Mogilev region. The main library, coordinating the catalog formation, is Mogilev Regional Library named after Lenin. The resource contains over 446 thousand bibliographic records for documents stored in the collections of the following regional libraries:

The Regional Union Electronic Catalog of the Libraries of Vitebsk Region presents bibliographic information about the libraries of Vitebsk The main library, coordinating the catalog formation, is Vitebsk Regional Library named after Lenin. The resource contains over 517 thousand bibliographic records for documents stored in the collections of the following regional libraries:

The regional libraries operate on the basis of bilateral cooperation agreements with the National Library of Belarus, which provides coordination and methodological guidance on the formation of resources and performs the software and hardware administration.

The Union Catalog is daily updated and tailored to users’ requests and the tasks of corporate cataloging.

Advisors:
Svetlana Kozlova
Elena Ishutina

For more info: (+375 17) 293 27 48, (+375 17) 293 29 78.
E-mail: skk@nlb.by

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