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1 School Libraries Reform School Libraries Reform Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) for each library Prepared by Basim Mohammad Faris

2 Objectives Identify the current situation of school libraries Identify the current situation of school libraries School Libraries Reform Big goals School Libraries Reform Big goals Introduce the new perspectives of library and information Science and the Academic institutions. Introduce the new perspectives of library and information Science and the Academic institutions. Open-source Library Management System (OPALS): The benefits for end-users and librarians Open-source Library Management System (OPALS): The benefits for end-users and librarians E-Library. E-Library. The Future view of the academic libraries in Jordan Field The Future view of the academic libraries in Jordan Field

3 Current Situation of School Libraries Severe shortage of information resources Severe shortage of information resources Outdated Collections. Outdated Collections. Huge gap between the available information resources and the reading levels of students. Huge gap between the available information resources and the reading levels of students. No Catalogues, No Library Management System. No Catalogues, No Library Management System. Libraries without Information Literacy Program. Libraries without Information Literacy Program. Plagiarism from the Internet is the students research strategy. Plagiarism from the Internet is the students research strategy.

4 School Libraries Reform Big Goals: Classify holdings according to the DDC system.Classify holdings according to the DDC system. Weed the outdated books.Weed the outdated books. Start delivering information instruction to students based on the available suitable holdings and the online resources.Start delivering information instruction to students based on the available suitable holdings and the online resources. Automate library catalogues using OPALSAutomate library catalogues using OPALS Use the KWHL strategy as a guide tool on how to use the school library by teachers.Use the KWHL strategy as a guide tool on how to use the school library by teachers. Provide teacher librarians with outlines of the Training Program to qualify them to be librarians which we will use the distance learning system MOODLE in delivering this training through the following learning environment ( http://elearning.ajyaledu.com )Provide teacher librarians with outlines of the Training Program to qualify them to be librarians which we will use the distance learning system MOODLE in delivering this training through the following learning environment ( http://elearning.ajyaledu.com )http://elearning.ajyaledu.com

5 New Academic Librarys Perspective Library 2.0

6 Open-source Library Management System (OPALS): Provide users with an interactive environment, where they can interact and manage library holdings through this web 2.0 applications and cutting-edge technology ( Efficiently & Effectively )Provide users with an interactive environment, where they can interact and manage library holdings through this web 2.0 applications and cutting-edge technology ( Efficiently & Effectively ) Enable library users to search their library and other UNRWA libraries through union catalogue remotely.Enable library users to search their library and other UNRWA libraries through union catalogue remotely. Enable users to login by using their user names and passwords, to interact with holdings by submitting their comments.Enable users to login by using their user names and passwords, to interact with holdings by submitting their comments. Provide Librarians with a strong circulation system, which enables them to manage the loans, renewals, returns, reserves, issue and send notices.Provide Librarians with a strong circulation system, which enables them to manage the loans, renewals, returns, reserves, issue and send notices.

7 Open-source Library Management System (OPALS) - Continued Provide libraries with an electronic tool to manage the textbooks..Provide libraries with an electronic tool to manage the textbooks.. Provide librarians with an electronic tool to manage library collection by cataloging library items according to the American Cataloging Rules and MARC21 format.Provide librarians with an electronic tool to manage library collection by cataloging library items according to the American Cataloging Rules and MARC21 format. Enable librarian to import MARC records from other libraries.Enable librarian to import MARC records from other libraries. Enable Librarians to manage E-Books, and other online materials.Enable Librarians to manage E-Books, and other online materials. Enable teachers and librarians to work cooperatively to create and edit pathfinders and web links, which will let students have a meaningful learning experience.Enable teachers and librarians to work cooperatively to create and edit pathfinders and web links, which will let students have a meaningful learning experience.

8 Full Membership with ARUC Arabic Union Catalogue.Arabic Union Catalogue. Import MARC recordsImport MARC records Cataloguing holding according to unfied standards in the Arab worldCataloguing holding according to unfied standards in the Arab world

9 Future View of Academic Libraries Establish Academic Libraries Association for UNRWAs Department of Education.Establish Academic Libraries Association for UNRWAs Department of Education. UNRWAs Academic Libraries UnionUNRWAs Academic Libraries Union Interlibrary loan system.Interlibrary loan system. The 8 full time librarians Librarians write together the policies and procedures of the libraries.The 8 full time librarians Librarians write together the policies and procedures of the libraries. JointInformation literacy Program(ILP)JointInformation literacy Program (ILP)

10 OPAC - Public Access Catalogue

11 Standard Search Standard search appears on every OPALS screen; Focus searches on any indexed field

12 OPAC Advanced Search Field selection pick-lists, keyword & Boolean search

13 OPAC – Search Results List Circ status, expand records, Call#-Title-Author-Date Sort, bibliographies

14 OPAC – Expanded Record

15 OPAC – Display - Hyperlinks

16 OPAC - Bibliographies Title, date, format options, add note, add/exclude summary, print, email

17 Bibliography – Format Output Print Preview / Summary Option Selected

18 Bibliography – Email Option

19 OPAC – My File – Display Login to check transactions, self-service reservations

20 OPAC New Items List New acquisitions lists, sort call#, title author, date filter: 30, 60, 90 days

21 OPAC Weblinks Editor / Display Add, edit useful Weblinks: Directories, weather, local services, etc.

22 Weblinks List Editor Add Weblinks template: interest level, subject area, etc.

23 OPAC – News Editor / Display Edit & display local news & events

24 OPAC – Library Opening Hours

25 OPAC Library Schedule Edit opening hours & days closed

26 OPAC – Beginners Search

27 OPAC – Beginners Search Scope

28 OPALS Circulation - Loans Scan barcode, or enter name and select from pick-list

29 OPALS – Circ – Loans – Member Display Scanned borrower transaction details – note item on hold

30 OPALS – Circulation Functions LoansLoans ReturnsReturns RenewalsRenewals Reserves & holdsReserves & holds Status checkStatus check In-Library UseIn-Library Use Loan categoriesLoan categories Borrower categoriesBorrower categories Overdue noticesOverdue notices Overdue listsOverdue lists Reserve listsReserve lists Loans listsLoans lists Lost items listsLost items lists Circulation statisticsCirculation statistics School / Calendar yearSchool / Calendar year

31 OPALS – Circ – Borrower Data Data entry & rights assignment… Data can be imported

32 OPALS – Circ – Borrower Group Editor Search, sort, users & groups to edit them, print lists & barcodes

33 OPALS – Circ – Borrower Data Import Utility Map data, import records, overlay changed data

34 OPALS – Circ – Stats by Dewey Select date range, reporting period, Call# group, borrower type

35 OPALS – Circ – Summary Stats Circulation & database management summary statistics

36 OPALS – Circ – Items on loan list Select date range & sort formula to create these reports

37 OPALS – Circ – Lost Items List Similar report setup for reserved items & records deleted

38 OPALS – Cataloguing – 852 Subfield Search Sort, view, edit groups of records… click titles to edit records Above search produces list below

39 Cataloguing – Z39.50 Import Import MARC Bibliographic Records

40 Z39.50 Server Configuration Add any Z39.50 MARC database… Search & Import records

41 Display, Edit, Save Records

42 Edit 852 Local Holding Auto adds regional & building codes, Dewey numbers from MARC when present… edit single & auto add multiple barcodes and holdings.

43 Batch Import MARC Records Upload vendor records, auto-add information to selected 852 subfield, set duplicate checking & merge strategies

44 Locate, Review, Merge Duplicate Records

45 MARC Editor - Templates Pre-defined & definable templates for original MARC editing

46 MARC Record Export Export selected or all XML-MARC records in MARC 21 format

47 Item Acquisitions List & Utilities Edit records, build/print new items list & label sets, delete, check/change status

48 Select, Print Label Sets

49 Item Type Parameters Set & modify item circulation limits

50 Item Type Reassignment Utility Reassign groups of item circulation categories


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