Presentation on theme: "Prepared by Basim Mohammad Faris"— Presentation transcript:
1 Prepared by Basim Mohammad Faris School Libraries Reform Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) for each libraryPrepared byBasim Mohammad Faris
2 Objectives Identify the current situation of school libraries School Libraries Reform Big goalsIntroduce the new perspectives of library and information Science and the Academic institutions.Open-source Library Management System (OPALS): The benefits for end-users and librariansE-Library.The Future view of the academic libraries in Jordan Field
3 Current Situation of School Libraries Severe shortage of information resources Outdated Collections.Huge gap between the available information resources and the reading levels of students.No Catalogues, No Library Management System.Libraries without Information Literacy Program.Plagiarism from the Internet is the students’ research strategy.
4 School Libraries Reform Big Goals: Classify holdings according to the DDC system.Weed the outdated books.Start delivering information instruction to students based on the available suitable holdings and the online resources.Automate library catalogues using OPALSUse 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 (
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)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.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 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 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.
8 Full Membership with ARUC Arabic Union Catalogue.Import MARC recordsCataloguing holding according to unfied standards in the Arab world
9 Future View of Academic Libraries Establish Academic Libraries Association for UNRWA’s Department of Education.UNRWA’s Academic Libraries UnionInterlibrary loan system.The 8 full time librarians Librarians write together the policies and procedures of the libraries.JointInformation literacy Program (ILP)
11 Standard SearchStandard search appears on every OPALS screen; Focus searches on any indexed field
12 OPAC Advanced SearchAdvanced search: Drop-down boxes to select fields, use Boolean operators between fields, use Boolean operators between keywords within fields (AND, OR, NOT), left & right truncation, embedded wildcard, federated searching of subscription and other databases (Web or Z39.50)Field selection pick-lists, keyword & Boolean search
14 OPAC – Expanded RecordOPAC Expanded Record: Hyperlinked series, subjects, authors, etc., media icons, mark for bibliography, navigate to next or previous expanded record or back to list, item status, authorized staff can click on barcode to view circ details & stats
15 OPAC – Display - Hyperlinks Expanded record display: Hyperlinked fields, URI’s and links to descriptive information15
27 OPAC – Beginners Search Scope OPAC – Beginner’s Search… Icons scope to more detail
28 OPALS Circulation - Loans OPALS – Loan transactions… scan barcode or partial entry of borrower name, and selection from pick-listScan barcode, or enter name and select from pick-list
29 OPALS – Circ – Loans – Member Display OPALS – Circ: Member display… scan item barcode, modify due date, renew-lost-return items here, identify items on reserve or held for borrower, view overdue items. Note that the catalog keyword search box access on all screens… top and bottomScanned borrower transaction details – note item on hold
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