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Co-operative Online Bibliographic System and Services (COBISS.SI)
Hosting Legal Entity
Slovenian Research Agency
University of Maribor
Presernova 17, Maribor, PO: 2000 (Slovenia)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 1991
Scientific Description
COBISS.SI represents an organisational model of joining Slovenian libraries into a uniform library information system with shared cataloguing, the COBIB shared bibliographic database, i.e. union catalogue, and local bibliographic databases of participating libraries, the COLIB database on libraries, the CONOR authority database, and with a number of other functions of the so-called virtual library. Functioning of the system is preconditioned by:Standardised and shared processing of library materials as well as a uniform management of catalogues and bibliographies;Adequately skilled cataloguers;Linking of libraries via computer and communications network.

RI Keywords
Bibliographic database, Online catalogue, Circulation, Shared catalogue, Library, Virtual library, Library functions, Authority database, Interlibrary loan, Holdings, Bibliography, Library network, Library information system, OPAC
RI Category
Complex Data Facilities
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Research Archives
Research Bibliographies
Research Libraries
Registers and Survey-led Studies/Databases
Research Data Service Facilities
Scientific Domain
Humanities and Arts
Social Sciences
Information Science and Technology
Most Read Books

Daily statistics of the most frequent circulated books.


Bibliographies of authors, producers, artists etc.

Information Retrieval

Public available ALL meta data of over 430 slovenian libraries' repositories, incl materials availability, loaning status, reservation possibilities etc.

Information servers

Virtual and physical computer and data storage systems.

Date of last update: 06/06/2013
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