Frequently Asked Questions

  • IndCat is an Online Union Catalogue of Indian Universities. It contains bibliographic records of Books, Theses & Serials contributed by Indian universities in all disciplines.
  • IndCat has 76.52 lakhs unique records of 157 Indian Universities.
  • Any Indian universities can participate in IndCat.
  • There is no time limit to access the bibliographic data from IndCat. It is open for entire academic community 24X7.
  • The IndCat bibliographic records are available for entire academic communities free-of- cost on http://indcat.inflibnet.ac.in/
  • It required MARC/MARCXML bibliographic standard to submit the data for IndCat.
  • Basically Title (245), Name of Person (100), Added Entry of Person Name (700), Corporate Name (110), Meeting Name (111), Place of Publication (260$a), Publisher (260$b), Publication Year (260$c), ISBN (020$a), Physical Description (300$a), Edition Statement (250), Language (41$a), Series Statement (490), Class Scheme Notation (DDC) (082$a), Subject 1 (650$a), Subject 2 (653$a), Accession No. etc. fields are required for IndCat.
  • IndCat data is accessible through searching option with different parameters i.e. Title, Author, ISBN, Place, Publisher, Subject & Year of Publication.
  • No. User can access only bibliographic details of each record with holdings i.e. University Name, Accession No. etc.
  • Yes you can download your record from the IndCat.
  • The portal provides administrative details along with bibliographic details of all the documents stored in the database. Users may write to the concerned university asking university library to provide book on inter library loan basis.
  • There is no charge to access the data from IndCat.
  • Universities can send their bibliographic records in standards bibliographic format through either email or DVD.
  • GujCat is a subset of IndCat. It contains 11 lakhs + bibliographic records of universities/institutes/colleges across the Gujarat. For more details access this URL http://indcat.inflibnet.ac.in/gujcat/
  • NERCat is a subset of IndCat. It provides bibliographic records of 8 North-Eastern Region Universities Libraries i.e. Assam University, Dibrugarh University, Gauhati University, Manipur University, Nagaland University, North Eastern Hill University, Rajiv Gandhi University, Tezpur University. Total 2,62,892 bibliographic records searchable from NERCat with University Location and Copy Cataloguing. For more details access this URL http://indcat.inflibnet.ac.in/indcat/
  • OCS is Online Copy Catalogue System to promote co-operative cataloguing and avoid duplication of efforts. For more details access this URL http://indcat.inflibnet.ac.in/indcat/includes/UserGuide_OCS.pdf
  • Within university search means restrict the search within a University, for example user wants to access only Gujarat University records at our platform (IndCat), in that case he/she can restrict their search using “Within University” option. It is also called by each university catalogue.
  • Advanced Search allows you to specific search using Boolean operators “AND”, “OR”, “NOT”.
  • State-wise Search means restrict your search within a State using different parameters i.e. Title, Author, Publisher, ISBN, Publication Year, Subject etc.

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