ISS Project: The Integrated Search System in the National Bibliographic Services

Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 806)


The project originates from the need to overcome the criticalities of separate search and retrieval platforms for each of the national systems provided by the ICCU and at the same time to “heal the rift” between the National Union Catalogue (SBN) and the Digital Library (Internet Culturale). The actions aimed at rationalizing the retrieval model of ICCU systems, ensuring a consistent recall of information objects through its access interfaces, go towards two development lines: (1) use of one software platform that is the base for the application of the new Integrated Search System (ISS); this solution allows the creation of a single access point configured as a General Catalogue and, at the same time, the decommissioning of different OPACs whose peculiarities will be implemented in the single platform through dedicated search indexes; (2) native integration between bibliographic records and digital copies of publications through the integration of digital library system’s services and the SBN library management software.


Collective catalogue Digital library Access interface Management metadata REST services Searching and retrieval methods 


  1. 1.
    Edit16, catalogue of italian editions of the 16th century.
  2. 2.
    Manus On Line (MOL), census of manuscripts held by Italian libraries.
  3. 3.
    Internet Culturale, national digital resource aggregator.
  4. 4.
    Servizio Bibliotecario Nazionale, collective catalogue powered by peripheral catalogs through the services of the SBNMarc application protocol.;jsessionid=E8E3A486F0E3C1F1A7F950414700E177
  5. 5.
    TEI-MS Profile of the Manus On Line System.
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  7. 7.
    Technical Documentation and Schema of the SBNMarc Application Protocol.
  8. 8.
    Documentation on METS metadata framework.
  9. 9.
    OAI-PMH schema and protocol.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche (ICCU)RomeItaly

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