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1 PRESENTATION FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HUELVA!! THE LIBRARY: A BRIEF OVERVIEW

2 MAIN LIBRARY (El Carmen Campus) MAIN LIBRARY (El Carmen Campus) BRANCH LIBRARIES: BRANCH LIBRARIES: La Merced Library  Bussiness and Management School La Rábida Library  Polytechnic School of Engineering READING ROOMS (El Carmen Campus): READING ROOMS (El Carmen Campus): Law College Nursing School Faculty of Education Faculty of Labour Sciences The University of Huelva Library provides an essential service to the whole university community in the support and promotion of postgraduate and undergraduate programs, teaching and academic research. According to the UHU Charters, the Library is divided into:

3 MAIN LIBRARY Located in El Carmen Campus Located in El Carmen Campus It centralizes and channels all the administrative and technical processes. It centralizes and channels all the administrative and technical processes. It manages and coordinates the Branch Libraries and the Reading Rooms. It manages and coordinates the Branch Libraries and the Reading Rooms. It holds the most substantial collections and most of the readers´ seats It holds the most substantial collections and most of the readers´ seats We offer a wide range of services from this library : Lending Services, In- house materials use, Reprography, Bibliographic Enquiry Service, Interlibrary Loans, … We offer a wide range of services from this library : Lending Services, In- house materials use, Reprography, Bibliographic Enquiry Service, Interlibrary Loans, … … /…

4 It consists of three floors with 352 readers´ seats. It consists of three floors with 352 readers´ seats. Most of the holdings are in free access Most of the holdings are in free access Parts of our collection are stored in closed depositories Parts of our collection are stored in closed depositories There is a single Circulation Desk for loans and returns in the ground floor Library hall. There is a single Circulation Desk for loans and returns in the ground floor Library hall. There are Information Desks in our three Reading Rooms. There are Information Desks in our three Reading Rooms. Reprography: 3 photocopying machines (one in each floor) Reprography: 3 photocopying machines (one in each floor) … /…

5 BOOKS BOOKS Reference Works HandbooksMonographs PERIODICAL PUBLICATIONS PERIODICAL PUBLICATIONS Daily Press Governmental Publications Scientific Journals SPECIAL MATERIALS SPECIAL MATERIALSVideosDVDs Floppy disks CD-ROMsMicrofiches ELECTRONIC RESOURCES ELECTRONIC RESOURCES Electronic books Electronic journals Databases Internet Resources To know if we hold a certain item you have to search the catalogue LIBRARY HOLDINGS

6 BOOKS ( Ground and Second floor) First of all, search the OPAC (Online access public catalogue) First of all, search the OPAC (Online access public catalogue) Most of our collections are arranged in free access Most of our collections are arranged in free access Ground Fllor  Books on Natural and Pure Sciences, Literature, History, The Arts, … Ground Fllor  Books on Natural and Pure Sciences, Literature, History, The Arts, … 2nd floor  Books on Economy, Law and Social Work 2nd floor  Books on Economy, Law and Social Work Books are arranged by subject matter in the shelves Books are arranged by subject matter in the shelves Reference Works displays a REF in their shelfmark Reference Works displays a REF in their shelfmark … /…

7 Handbooks have a MAN on their shelfmark Handbooks have a MAN on their shelfmark Stored books (DEP-M) are requested in the Information Desks on the ground floor Stored books (DEP-M) are requested in the Information Desks on the ground floor Once you have browsed your books, place them in the trolleys near the shelves Once you have browsed your books, place them in the trolleys near the shelves Loans: 12 books / 14 days Loans: 12 books / 14 days Loans and returns in the Circulation Desks located in the Library hall Loans and returns in the Circulation Desks located in the Library hall … /…

8 PERIODICAL PUBLICATIONS (First floor) Search our collections in the OPAC Search our collections in the OPAC Most of the Periodicals´ holdings are in free access Most of the Periodicals´ holdings are in free access Holdings are placed in different sections in the Periodicals´ Reading Room: Holdings are placed in different sections in the Periodicals´ Reading Room: Daily Press Governmental Publications Generalities Scientific journals Scientific journals are divided by subject matter and then alphabetically arranged Scientific journals are divided by subject matter and then alphabetically arranged … /…

9 Journals stored in the depositary (DEP-S) are requested in the Information Desks on the first floor. Journals stored in the depositary (DEP-S) are requested in the Information Desks on the first floor. Once you have browsed documents, place them in the trolleys you will find near the shelves Once you have browsed documents, place them in the trolleys you will find near the shelves Periodical publications are excluded from loan. Periodical publications are excluded from loan. … /…

10 SPECIAL MATERIALS (First Floor) VIDEOS VIDEOS Free access Ask for the earphones Loan: 3 videos / 1 day DVD’s DVD’s Free access Ask for the earphoness Loan: 3 DVD’s / 3 days FLOPPY DISKS FLOPPY DISKS Ask for them in the Information Desk Loan: 3 floppy disks / 3 days CD-ROMs CD-ROMs Free access There are also music CDs Loan: 3 CD-ROMs / 3 días MICROFICHES MICROFICHES Ask for them in the Information Desks They are excluded from loan … /…

11 For special material consultation the Library has the following equipment: For special material consultation the Library has the following equipment: 4 individual booths for audio recordings 4 individual video booths 1 DVD player 1 slide projector 8 computers with Internet access 2 microformats readers 1 computer for digital reproductions consultations … /…

12 ELECTRONIC RESOURCES (First Floor) Electronic books  More than full-texts works Electronic books  More than full-texts works Electronic journals  More than Electronic journals  More than Databases  80 databases Databases  80 databases Internet resources  a selection of of interesting websites for the university community Internet resources  a selection of of interesting websites for the university community 8 computer with Internet access  only academic searches 8 computer with Internet access  only academic searches Do not forget to reserve a computer seat Do not forget to reserve a computer seat

13 BRANCH LIBRARIES Holdings specialized in the subjects lectured the faculties where these libraries areen las materias que se imparten en los respectivos centros donde se encuentran ubicadas Holdings specialized in the subjects lectured the faculties where these libraries areen las materias que se imparten en los respectivos centros donde se encuentran ubicadas They are mainly in charge of the loans and in-house consultation of the holdings located within their facilities. They are mainly in charge of the loans and in-house consultation of the holdings located within their facilities. They also deal with quick references enquiries They also deal with quick references enquiries There are two main libraries: There are two main libraries: La Rábida Polytechnic School of Engineering La Merced Bussiness and Management School

14 READING ROOMS Located in the different colleges and faculties of El Carmen Campus Located in the different colleges and faculties of El Carmen Campus Handbooks and Recommended Readings are to be found within their facilities Handbooks and Recommended Readings are to be found within their facilities They mainly deal with loans and quick reference enquiries They mainly deal with loans and quick reference enquiries There are four Reading Rooms: There are four Reading Rooms: Law CollegeFaculty of EducationFacultad de Ciencias del Trabajo y E.U. de Trabajo Social

15 LOCATION OF THE COLLECTIONS The easiest and quickest way of finding a documnet is by making an enquiry into the UHU Library Catalogue The easiest and quickest way of finding a documnet is by making an enquiry into the UHU Library Catalogue You will find OPACs ready for consultation in any of the University Library Customer Service Points. You will also be able to access to the Library Catalogue from any PC with Internet access You will find OPACs ready for consultation in any of the University Library Customer Service Points. You will also be able to access to the Library Catalogue from any PC with Internet access Check the Users´ Guide Check the Users´ Guide If still you cannot find the document ask in te nearest Information Desk If still you cannot find the document ask in te nearest Information Desk Once you have located the document readers: Once you have located the document readers: If the document is in free access, they will have to locate it themselves through its shelfmark If the document is in a depositary, they will have to request it to our Library staff with it shelfmark

16 What is the “Shelfmark”? Shelfmark is like the address of the document. Just with this single data we will be able to locate the document within the Library facilities Shelfmark is like the address of the document. Just with this single data we will be able to locate the document within the Library facilities Each document has a different shelfmark Each document has a different shelfmark Shelfmarks are placed in: Shelfmarks are placed in: Documents´ spine (spine label) OPAC – Library Catalogue GON psi GON psi The same information appears in the spine label up to down and in the OPAC from left to right

17 Books Arrangement For most books, shelfmark is made of numbers and letters according to the following scheme: For most books, shelfmark is made of numbers and letters according to the following scheme: Classification Code  UDC number (Universal Decimal Classification) which allocates a number to each subject matter Three first letters of the author´s surname (or the title if not)  In capital letters Three first letters of the title  Lower case letters Sometimes, the shelfmark is preceded by acronyms which indicate the kind of work in particular  REF (Reference Works) y MAN (Handbooks) Since books are arranged according to a subject matter classification we will find books with different titles but about the same topic in the same shelves Since books are arranged according to a subject matter classification we will find books with different titles but about the same topic in the same shelves … /…

18 Some examples of shelfmark : Some examples of shelfmark : 59 PAR tra It indicates the subject matter  Zoology It indicates the author  J. Parker It indicates the title  Tratado de zoología It states that the books has been recomended For a subject or course  HANDBOOKS (MANUALES) It states that this is a reference work such as dictionaries and enciclopaedias  REFERENCE WORKS … /… Shelfmarks are arranged in the Shelves line by line: Firstly the numerical line, decimally arranged ( number by number ) Secondly, alphabetically arranged the line that indicates the surname of the author Finally, alphabetically arranged the line that indicates the title of the book MAN and REF codes which precede the shelfmark are not taken into account when locating the documents In the shelves MAN 59 PAR tra REF 7 DIC dic

19 Other locations Apart from these classification and laying out systems, there are other locations codes to show special locations within the Main Library Apart from these classification and laying out systems, there are other locations codes to show special locations within the Main Library These codes refers to the places where the documents are stored and precede the shelfmark: These codes refers to the places where the documents are stored and precede the shelfmark: SPECIAL LOCATION CODES DEP-M Stored Monographies Depository (Ground floor) FR Reprographic Holdings DEP-S Stored journals Depository (First floor) TESIS UHU andTheses Map Library (1st floor) UHU UHU stored publications FF … Facsimile Materials Antiquarian Materials Section (2nd floor) FA … Antiquarian materials LAL Bequest from Aurora León Reading Room (2nd floor) CIB Bellavista English Club Hall (2nd floor)

20 LIBRARY´S WEBSITE It offers information on the Library services and resources. It offers information on the Library services and resources. Access to databases and electronic journals Access to databases and electronic journals Interesting links Interesting links Access to the Library Catalogue Access to the Library Catalogue

21 USEFUL INFORMATION… READERS  UHU registered students are considered full right members of the Library.  If you are a first time user you will have to produce your TUO for registration.  If you do not have your TUO, you will have to produce legal evidence proving that you are a university member  We will introduce your personal details in our database  To borrow books you only need you TUO or any other legal ID.

22 USEFUL INFORMATION… OPENING HOURS  You can check the Opening Hours in the Library website and in the notice boards in the Library hall  Extended or special opening hours will be announce in advance with the necessary notice in our website or in the notice boards of the different Customer Service Points

23 INTERESTING PUBLICATIONS… PUBLICATIONS  Printed Users´ Guides of our Library Services in any of our Customer Service Points.  Comments and Suggestions forms in any of our Customer Service Points  Purchase requests forms Lending Services guideComments and Suggestion form

24 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION


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