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The Union Electronic Catalogue of the Belarusian Libraries

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

The Union Electronic Catalogue of the Belarusian Libraries includes:

  • the union electronic catalogue of the corporate catalogue system is a national corporate information resource based on four national libraries: the National Library of Belarus, Jakub Kolas Central Scientific Library 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 catalogues is a national corporate information resource, which represents the collections of the regional libraries of Belarus.

The union electronic catalogue of the corporate catalogue 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 catalogue includes more than 6 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 2.4 million entries of personal, company, generic names, trademarks, geographic names, subject matters, forms, genres, and physical characteristics of a document.

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

The regional union electronic catalogues 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 46 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 Catalogue of the Belarusian Libraries includes:

The Regional Union Electronic Catalogue of the Libraries of the Brest Region presents bibliographic information about the libraries of the Brest region. The main library, coordinating the catalogue formation, is Brest Regional Scientific Library named after Maxim Gorky. The resource contains over 664 thousand bibliographic records for documents stored in the collections of the following regional libraries:

The Regional Union Electronic Catalogue of the Libraries of the Homiel Region presents bibliographic information about the libraries of the Homiel region. The main library, coordinating the catalogue formation, is Homiel Regional Universal Library. The resource contains over 249 thousand bibliographic records for documents stored in the collections of the following regional libraries:

The Regional Union Electronic Catalogue of the Libraries of the Hrodna Region presents bibliographic information about the libraries of the Hrodna region. The main library, coordinating the catalogue formation, is Hrodna Regional Scientific Library named after Jauchim Karski. The resource contains over 898 thousand bibliographic records for documents stored in the collections of the following regional libraries:

The Regional Union Electronic Catalogue of the Libraries of the Minsk Region presents bibliographic information about the libraries of the Minsk region. The main library, coordinating the catalogue formation, is Minsk Regional Scientific Library named after Pushkin. The resource contains over 565 thousand bibliographic records for documents stored in the collections of the following regional libraries:

The Regional Union Electronic Catalogue of the Libraries of the Mahiliou Region presents bibliographic information about the libraries of the Mahiliou region. The main library, coordinating the catalogue formation, is Mahiliou Regional Library named after Lenin. The resource contains over 547 thousand bibliographic records for documents stored in the collections of the following regional libraries:

The Regional Union Electronic Catalog of the Libraries of the Viciebsk Region presents bibliographic information about the libraries of the Viciebsk region. The main library, coordinating the catalogue formation, is Viciebsk Regional Library named after Lenin. The resource contains over 686 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 Catalogue is daily updated and tailored to users’ requests and the tasks of corporate cataloguing.

Advisors:
Ms Tatsiana Komleva 
Ms Alena Ishutsina
Ms Viktoryja Sharstsinava

For more info:
(+375 17) 293 27 48
(+375 17) 293 29 78
(+375 17) 293 29 93
E-mail: skk@nlb.by

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