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Library Automation Overview of Results January 24 th 2006 Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library.

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1 Library Automation Overview of Results January 24 th 2006 Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library

2 Contents End user Products –Website –Online catalogue (OPAC) –V-link –Article Database (ADB) –Loans Back office modules –Acquisitions –Cataloguing New library staff functions Online demonstration

3 End user modules

4 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?

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6 Manual catalogue… Not updated since 2004 because…

7 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

8 Online catalogue

9 Online Catalogue

10 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…)

11 V-link

12 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

13 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

14 Issue Desk

15 Registration

16 Borrowing Books

17 Book detective

18 Returning books

19 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

20 Acquisitions

21 Cataloguing

22 Computer lab

23 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

24 Online demonstration Thank you!


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