Website The UONBI library WWW gateway to: –Information resources How to find books, journal articles Links to electronic resources Link to the online catalogue –Library services What are the opening hours? Information about the loans?
Manual catalogue… Not updated since 2004 because…
Online Catalogue Conversion via RetroCat (250,000 records converted) Search for documents in all UONBI libraries Available from anywhere 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via WWW Search by title, author, subject etc. more options available via advanced searching Get a list of books published within a certain period in a particular subject area
V-link Guides the end-user in a consistent manner to relevant information through the information maze Offers deep links to related WWW information resources Access full text if available Available in the online catalogue and other electronic databases (e.g. ADB, EBSCOhost, Google Scholar…)
Article Database (ADB) Table of contents database Descriptions of articles published in more than 14,000 important periodicals from all disciplines V-link enabled Hosted on the UONBI library server
Loans module Borrow and return books automatically Currently: +900 borrowers registered Improved techniques for monitoring borrowed items Automatically calculates fines Integrated with the book detective for security of information resources
Back office modules Acquisitions –Automates and keeps track of orders –Controls budgets Cataloguing –Classifying the books of the UONL –Feeds the central online catalogue Student Computer lab –E-resources Library computer lab –Training
New library staff functions Systems librarian –Management and coordination of ICT operations –Coordination of automated technical services –Coordination of ICT technical support –Coordination of staff training Electronic resources librarian –Managing the website –Helpdesk –Online subscriptions –Training Library system administrator –Hardware support –Software maintenance –Data security –Helpdesk –Training Technical support staff