Databases

The databases established by Khaneh Ketab(Iran Book House) constitute one main database of comprehensive bibliographical information on the published books and some sub-databases comprising information about guilds and organizations involved in book publishing industries. These databases are in Persian and accessible to all users of charge. In all, Khaneh Ketab provides 14 databases for users as follows:
  1. Books Database: the most complete information on published books in Iran from 1980 to present time is recorded in this database. Information on recently-published books is also recorded in this database at most one day after being recieved from publishers. This information is available both in descriptive and statistical forms. Descriptive information on books comprises such items as:
 • Bibliographical features (title, author(s), publisher(s), number of pages, circulation),
 • Analytic details including subject, catalogue numbers of Dewey (DDC) and Congress (LCC)
 • A brief note introducing the book,
 • Cover design,
 • Images of the first few pages of the book up to the main body, and
 • Book ID, introduction, and preface.
  2. Publishers Database: it includes all information about the publishers that have published books in Iran since 1980 onwards. Details recorded for each publisher are: publisher’s name, manager’s full name, date of foundation, field of activity, publication certificate No., ISBN identifying No., postal address, fax and telephone numbers, e-mail address, web site, trade mark, and other probable names of the publisher. Totally, 8200 publishers have so far been collected and recorded in this database. From the internet site of the Book House, one can readily access publishers’ information via each of the items mentioned.
  3. Book-Sellers Database: this includes a complete list of active booksellers in Iran and other features related to them. The following details are recorded for each of them: bookseller’s name, the owner’s full name, postal address, fax and telephone numbers, e-mail address, and web site. Such information is recorded for about 3800 booksellers.
  4. Printing Houses Database: this database provides information on more than 2200 printing houses throughout Iran, including: name of the printing house, owner’s full name, postal address, fax and telephone numbers, e-mail address, web site, technical features of print machinery and complementary operations such as lithography, bookbinding, cliché-making, and running cover. Those printing houses whose main activity is publishing books and journals have been also differentiated. The information available in this database is annually updated.
  5. Literati’s Database: this database consists of inclusive information about more than 3700 author and compilers of published works. As this database contains personal information of the authors, it is not open-accessed to all users.
  6. Manuscripts Database: this database includes a mixed catalogue of about 330000 manuscripts available in Iranian libraries and 50000 manuscripts available in other countries accessible at www.aghabozorg.ir.
  7. Paper Dealers Database: this database presents information on more than 250 paper-selling centers, mostly located in Tehran. As in other databases, name of the company, owner’s full name, postal address, fax and telephone numbers, e-mail address, and web site are presented for each.
  8. Lithographers Database: this presents information about 300 lithography centers in such details as: name of the firm, owner’s full name, postal address, fax and telephone numbers, e-mail address, and web site. Some technical information about their operational measures and types of machinery is also provided in this data bank.
  9. Book-binders Database: it provides the users with useful information about more than 600 book-binding centers, mostly situated in Tehran. In addition to the general information such as name, owner’s full name, postal address, fax and telephone numbers, e-mail address, and web site, specialized information on types of services offered by each of the centers is also recorded.
  10. Book-distributors Database: information about more than 100 book-distributing institutes, mostly located in Tehran, is recorded in this database. The details include: name of the institute, owner’s full name, postal address, fax and telephone numbers, e-mail address, and web site (if any).
  11. Book-illustrators Database: names and addresses of 175 book-illustrators institutes are presented in this bank. The details of this information include: name of the institution, owner’s full name, postal address, fax and telephone numbers, e-mail address, and web site.
  12. Graphic-designers Database: names and addresses of 280 graphic-designers institutes are presented in this bank. It gives information on graphic-designers on such items as: name of the institute, owner’s full name, postal address, fax and telephone numbers, e-mail address, and web site.
  13. Electronic publishers Database: this database provides the users with information about 220 publishers which give out digital and non-printing product. Beside the general information on the publisher’s name, owner’s full name, postal address, fax and telephone numbers, e-mail address, and web site, their specialized field of production is also mentioned.
  14. Representatives of Foreign Publishers Database: it includes names and other details about 20 cultural institutions which represent more than 430 foreign publishers in Iran. It gives the name and addresses of the institutions and also those of the foreign publishers they represent.

     All the information available in these databases is in Persian and most of it is accessible through the www.ketab.org.ir website free of charge. Users from other countries whom are not able to use these information in Persian, if necessary, can request their needed information via e-mail at info@ketab.org.ir.

 

 
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