Micro CDS/ISIS Application:
In libraries there are a number of repetitive operations. If one Miens the procedures for ordering, receiving, processing and circulating a book, one can observe that the same basic .information such as author, title, date of publication, etc. is used in acquisition forms, catalogue cards, circulation lists, etc. This leads to duplication of effort. Micro-computer-based database management programs like CDS/ISIS are being used to obviate this type of duplication in library work. This can be done by entering different pieces of information such as author, etc., into the database management programs like CDS/ISIS and then manipulating it to produce various types of outputs. This section discusses, how micro CDS/ISIS is used in developing a micro CDS/ISIS application.
In developing a CDS/ISIS application the following tasks must be performed: