ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOGUE (OPAC)

The patrons in the library can search the bibliographic database and find specific information online. The search facility also aprises the user about the availability of each item for circulation, including current status of individual copies of a title and reserve status. It also shows titles on order displaying current status in acquisition. The scope of these services include:

Online Catalogues: The following catalogues are available online:

  • Title Catalogue
  • Author Catalogue
  • Subject Catalogue
  • Classified Catalogue
  • KWIC Index
  • Publisher
  • Place of Publication

Boolean Searches: The boolean searches can be made on words from any of the bibliographic fields. The use of the logical connectors 'OR', 'AND' and 'AND NOT' is allowed. The search is facilitated by using:

  • Truncation
  • Use of parentheses
  • Proximity connectors (same as provided by 'DIALOG')

There is option to conduct searches on specified bibliographic fields or on all the fields. The search can be limited by specific publishing period or/and document type. The search results may either be viewed on screen or printed or saved.

Current Serials: To provide online information on holdings of current serials including recent issues received.

Recent Additions: To make available new additions to the library, to the patrons.

Electronic Mail: To generate E-mail for various notices, SDI, circulars, etc.

Multiple Databases: To support the defination of multiple databases based on types of documents for searching in OPAC.

Web OPAC: Java and Perl based LibSys Client provides OPAC interface through web Browsers.

Images/Full text Retrievals: Images of full text or specific portion of a document can be browsed in multi-windows interface.

Multimedia Interface: Multimedia files of a document can be activated just by the click of a mouse button.

Other services from OPAC Client: Updating subject interest profile for SDI by users themselves; request for acquisition of a document; while browsing / searching various catalogues, facility to develop request online for putting a specific title on reserve, etc.

To have access to LibSys Public Access Catalogue (LSPAC), enter your ID (Membership identification) and password, if any. LSPAC provides for the following options: