Last May, Bibliodef, the union catalogue for the Defence Libraries Network, was officially presented online. Bibliodef features the description and place of the bibliographic content inside the Ministry of Defence’s library network. Through www.bibliodef.es, one can reach the unique source of access to the Defence Libraries Catalogue and will find all the information and location related to the documents.
This catalogue, which is constantly updated and improved, includes more than 500,000 bibliographic records coming from 52 libraries inside the Defence Libraries Network, amongst which can be found the general and historic libraries; special libraries and documentation centers and school libraries.
The bibliographic records integration in Bibliodef and the easy access via online contribute to increasing the bibliographic patrimony’s visibility as well as helping it spread.
Library Coordination Unit
Ministry of Defence
Estonian Libraries Network Consortium (ELNET Consortium) is a non-profit organization representing the common public interests of libraries. ELNET Consortium libraries have 4 cooperation projects: e-catalogue ESTER, Estonian article database ISE, the Estonian Subject Thesaurus (EMS) and common procurements of e-resources. The online catalogue ESTER is the shared catalogue of the ELNET Consortium member libraries (containing information on all documents acquired by these libraries). The catalogue also contains data on the holdings of university college libraries and special libraries. Today the shared catalogue is supplemented by 13 libraries, all of them using the integrated library system Millennium that is managed by the consortium (the software is developed by UScompany Innovative Interfaces). On January 2009 the database of Estonian articles, Index Scriptorium Estoniae (ISE), at http://ise.elnet.ee/ was opened to users. This database, the result of cooperation between 12 libraries in the ELNET Consortium, contains articles, from newspapers, magazines and journals, serial publications and anthologies and collections from the 1900s on allowing the full-text to be accessed in free digital archives and Web publications. The Estonian Subject Thesaurus is a universal controlled vocabulary in Estonian for indexing and searching various library materials. The subject terms fromEMS are used
- In the online catalogue ESTER
- In the database of Estonian articles ISE
- In the union catalogue URRAM of the Estonian public libraries http://www.kodulugu.ee/
- In the other catalogues and bibliographic databases of Estonia.