Retro-conversion

Our Retrospective Conversion Unit guides scholars and students towards appropriate sources of information by converting card-catalogue records into machine-readable format.

As a result of this process, you no longer have to visit to the Library to look up the traditional card catalogue but you can search the Library’s holdings remotely.

Our key role is to maximise access of material purchased by the University of Malta Library before 1992. The majority of the works in all sections have now been retro-converted. However, retro-conversion is an ongoing process and is currently being expanded to include pamphlets, Melitensia and Reference works.

For material published before 1992, check the online catalogue first. If item is not available you need to check the card catalogue to confirm its availability. If a book record cannot be found on any of the catalogues, contact the helpdesk.

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https://www.um.edu.mt/library/departments/retroconversion