SABINET Online, an OCLC distributer in South Africa, and OCLC have announced plans for SABINET Online libraries to migrate on a national level to the OCLC Cataloging service.
Under the plan a telecommunications link will be established between SABINET Online's system in Centurion, South Africa, and OCLC's corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ohio.
The agreement provides for the 400-plus client libraries of SABINET Online to become users of OCLC Cataloging services and to participate in OCLC programs.
Online, an OCLC distributor in South Africa, and OCLC have announced plans for SABINET
Online to migrate on a national level to the OCLC Cataloging Service.
To ease retrospective conversion efforts, IME has developed system interfaces to OCLC, RLIN, Biblio-File, Marcive, LaserQuest, LIBRIS, PICA, BLAISE, and SABINET
At the same time, we began to use the cooperative database SABINET, the South Africa BIbliographic NETwork, based on WLN (Washington Library Network) software, for retrieval of catalogued records, original cataloguing when necessary, and the linking of our holdings to the database.
First, because of our staff shortage, we had been unable to contribute to SABINET in the past and could therefore not download any records from their database.