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The evolution of the WAVES database: from KWOC index to the web
Olson, P.; Fiander, A.; Cameron, H.; Conroy, A.; Lalande, J. (2000). The evolution of the WAVES database: from KWOC index to the web. IAMSLIC Proceedings 25: 105-115
In: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers. IAMSLIC: Imprint varies, more

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  • Olson, P.
  • Fiander, A., more
  • Cameron, H.
  • Conroy, A.
  • Lalande, J.

Abstract
    On the 25th anniversary of IAMSLIC, the authors consider some of the technological changes that have affected libraries over the past quarter century. In particular, they discuss the WAVES/VAGUES database. About 18 years ago, using as a base a KWOC index of one library's holdings, WAVES/VAGUES was begun, and has evolved into a union catalogue of the Council of Fisheries and Ocean Libraries (COFOL). Over the years, bibliographic standards were developed, the database was refined and made available in various formats. Earlier this year, it made its appearance on the World Wide Web.

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