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OCLC Helps Facilitate New National Cataloging Platform in Japan
OCLC announced the following:
The National Institute of Informatics has successfully launched a new national cataloging platform for 1,300 libraries in Japan. OCLC’s Syndeo metadata software services were implemented to modernize the NACSIS-CAT/ILL service, which supports cataloging and interlibrary loan in Japan, and to facilitate national and international library collaboration.
The launch marks the conclusion of a two-year implementation project supported by Kinokuniya Company, OCLC’s distributing partner in Japan, that has delivered on time and to plan. The new system accommodates multiple metadata types, including MARC21 and CAT-P, a unique format used in Japan.
For more information, read the press release.
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