Image catalog

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An image catalog ( IPAC for short for Image Public Access Catalog , publicly accessible image catalog ) is a library catalog that is publicly accessible as an online catalog. It consists of scans of old catalog cards .

Image catalogs were introduced to make old and obsolete catalog types accessible via the Internet. For example, the individual pieces of paper from old card catalogs are scanned and made available online. The searching user can scanned images ( images BROWSE). Image catalogs are kept by libraries for which the incorporation of old card catalogs into the online catalog is too time-consuming or expensive.

Some of the old note cards can be processed after scanning with the help of text recognition programs, after which the created digital text can be searched using the search function. Alphabet sections and guide card terms are inserted to help you find a specific position.