FIDES Report 2015/2016
In the year 2016 the association celebrates its 25th anniversary. On this occasion the 22nd General Assembly of FIDES will be held on Sept. 12-14, 2016 in the Main Library of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. The number of members of FIDES amounts 85 libraries.
The main project undertaken by FIDES since June 2014 is the union catalogue of FIDES libraries which uses Koha system. There is one installation of the system on FIDES’ server, which is accessible via the Internet. The aim is to have one bibliographical record for all items from different libraries. The catalogue is fully con-trolled by authority files. As a rule, shared cataloguing of new documents in Polish NUKAT union database is adopted. Our project is based on strong cooperation with NUKAT – the union catalogue of Polish re-search and academic libraries (http://katalog.nukat.edu.pl/). Thus member libraries participating in the project are also members of NUKAT community. It helps to provide information about our holdings to the academic community and to promote religious and theological books. At the same time the cooperation with NUKAT allows church librarians to improve their cataloguing skills.