A new project of retrospective cataloguing of bibliographic entries in the Central Public Library of Mytilene has been undertaken by DataScouting.
The purpose of the retrospective cataloguing project is the supply of 10,000 bibliographic records, which relate to the library’s collection. The bibliographic entries, which will be created in the ILS OpenABEKT, structured according to the UNIMARC implementation provision, will enrich the library catalogue. The bibliographic records will describe an equal number of documents, both bibliographic and thematic. The bibliographic description of the documents will be made in accordance with the AACR2 descriptive cataloguing rules and the ISBD bibliographic description standards, while the thematic description will be made in terms of classification, according to the Dewey decimal taxonomic system (DDC) and the list of subject headings of the Library of Congress (LCSH).
With over 110,000 items enriching its collections, the Public Central Library of Mytilene is the largest library in Lesvos. Public since 1952, but with efforts to establish it since the beginning of the 20th century, it gathers, guards, maintains, promotes and makes accessible documents of unique value, related mainly to the prefecture of Lesvos, but also to the opposite coast of Asia Minor until 1922.
The library, through digitization and collaborations with the local community of Lesvos, with the University of the Aegean and with the educational community of the island, has made the history and rich cultural heritage of the place accessible and open for study around the world, while operating as a local information center.
Since 2015, DataScouting has a dedicated department for Libraries, Archives and Museums. Following the very latest technologies and implementing innovative solutions DataScouting provides Libraries and Information Centers, Archives and Museums with tools to empower both staff and users.
Our solutions and services help organizations and institutions to make their collections accessible to the world and preserve the cultural heritage through interoperability with cultural content aggregators, such as Europeana and SearchCulture. The tools we develop, enrich information and digital content, using optical character recognition, AR & VR technologies, unified search capabilities and enhanced viewing software.
You can check our projects with libraries and information centers in Greece and abroad here.