38. évfolyam, 1992. 3. szám



Development plans for the National Periodicals Database

TÓSZEGI Zsuzsanna

The National Periodicals Database (Nemzeti Periodika Adatbázis, NPA) was created in 1984 at the National Széchényi Library (NSZL). Since then the updating of the database has been going on offline, for the NSZL, not having a mainframe, contracted out the management of the database to a local computer center. Consequently, there is no online access and since the database is updated only once in a year, the new entries must be handled manually. In order to change this situation a development plan was prepared with the following key objectives: the data transfer between the supplying libraries and the NPA should be carried out by means of magnetic media; establishing the conditions of online data entry; development of an online interlending subsystem as well as user-friendly output formats, preparation for the introduction of a shared cataloguing system. The streamlining of the data reporting procedures is also considered. (pp. 403-414)

Országos Széchényi Könyvtár