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Service description

The National Metadata Repository Melinda is a collaborative environment for national cataloguing activities as well as a national metadata repository that is used to collate descriptive metadata on library materials. Participating libraries can use the shared repository to catalogue their materials and thus enable this information to be further utilised. This process helps the libraries decrease their workload and save costs, allowing them to focus on providing their patrons with even better services.


  • A copy cataloguing source for bibliographic records,
  • An online information retrieval system for patrons,
  • A locating tool for interlibrary loan services.