Retrospective conversion

(Cataloging) (FR Rétroconversion)

Term which encompasses retrospective processing of catalogues and resources.Retroconversion is the retrospective conversion of traditional catalogs (or inventories), handwritten or printed, leading to the creation of computerized records (bibliographic or copies). Retrospective cataloging, on the other hand, is the creation of computerized records (bibliographic or copies) in [a database] from the document itself, or there are no catalogs (or inventories) printed, or they are unusable. Retrospective cataloging also includes the quality enrichment, that is to say the recovery of data poorly processed during previous retrospective reporting operations and / or their enrichment. Abes