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1 All Presentations STIMULATE4

2 - stimulate 4 - Christine STIMULATE 4 Presented by: CHRISTINE M. MANGLAL-LAN College Librarian University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City Mail–to:

3 - stimulate 4 - Christine Course Contents Information and communication technology for information centers and libraries Information sources Information storage and retrieval Web technology and applications Management in information centers and libraries

4 - stimulate 4 - Christine Strong Points (general) Well–coordinated and efficient planning and implementation of schedules of activities Impressive utilization of electronic and multimedia resources Well–organized trips and visits to academic and cultural institutions

5 - stimulate 4 - Christine Weak Points (general) Limited amount of time to cover all course topics (as reflected in the STIMULATE 4 website) Exposure trips to other scientific and library institutions/organizations could be reinforced

6 - stimulate 4 - Christine The Best Components of STIMULATE 4 (as a course) ICT from a scientific viewpoint proves to be an insightful topic Database management made practicable, especially for libraries/information centers in developing countries

7 - stimulate 4 - Christine The “Not-So-Good” Components of STIMULATE 4 Weak Points of the Course Suggestions/ Recommendations Product trainings/demos not necessary Come up with a “blanket” course on searching/IRS; technique is most important For professors: Some teaching styles trigger divided attention among students/participants A more “dynamic” teaching approach is highly encouraged Evaluation for professors is recommended

8 - stimulate 4 - Christine The “Not-So-Good” Components of STIMULATE 4 Weak Points of the Course Suggestions/ Recommendations Management (of info centers) courses need visibility Library/resource center management courses be included, if not strengthened

9 - stimulate 4 - Christine Recommendations (for U.P. Library) Training, training, and more training for professional staff development Hook–up into consortia with Europe (for enhancement of electronic resources)

10 - stimulate 4 - Christine Contact Information CHRISTINE M. MANGLAL-LAN College Librarian The University Library University of the Philippines Gonzalez Hall, corner Apacible Street Diliman, Quezon City 1101 PHILIPPINES Tel. Nos.: / ext (Telefax) (Telefax) Mail–to : URL:

11 STIMULATE 4 th Edition September-December 2004 Individual Presentation Prepared by: Daisy Carbonell-Mendoza Reference Librarian Saint Louis University, Inc. P.O.Box 71, Bonifacio Street 2600 Baguio City, PHILIPPINES and/or Tel. Nos: Office: (0063) local 287 Home: (0063)

12 SUGGESTIONS TO IMPROVE THE PROGRAM: 1.There will be more time for hands-on exercises or if not, provide PCs to participants so that we can work at the student home or during our free time. 2.That there will be more library and/or museum tour for exposure.

13 BEST COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM: 1.Use of power point presentation; publishing through the web (WWW) and XML 2.CDS/ISIS library software and the use of the different specific databases for internet searching

14 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT IN THE HOME INSTITUTE : 1.Improve and maintain CDS/ISIS software for the library. 2.Digitization of cartographic materials in the library.

15 Masele, J.J Senior Library Assistant University of Dar-es-salaam Main Library P.O Box Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania. Phone: Tanzania flag VLIR Charter

16 STRENGTH  Participants have gained necessary skills suitable in the library/ Information Management disciplines  Attending course in Europe and Involvement of different participants from different parts of the world has positive impacts towards social and cultural experiences and/ or integration

17 Interesting aspects  Information and Society aspects:  as an interactive and participatory approach to ensure that the ICTs are genuinely enabling technologies for all members of the community.  the center that can integrate radio, ICTs and a public library into a single facility or linked as separate facilities into networks.  Statistics and Info metric models  very effective for library and Information service management

18 Recommendation for management in the home institution Recommendation for management in the home institution  From the fact that the world is now changing to more electronic, emphasis should be directed towards uninterrupted access to ICT for everyone at the university i.e. sustainability issue e.g. 1.More training to its staff a 2.alternative sources of power and fund

19 Recommendations...  Creating a Union catalogue with other Libraries in Tanzania (NUC).  This will make it possible for each University/ Institution to purchase the items at their most priority.

20 STIMULATE4 / MSB Manuel Soto Benavides Forestry Engineering CAZALAC Cisternas s/n La Serena, Chile Brussels, December 2004

21 Stimulate4/MSB  Suggestions to improve the program  Review the contents of the program  In some specific topics, like “Information and communication technology for information centers and libraries” and “Information sources”, appear certain contents that were not covered (probably because either these are the basics, or there was not enough time to incorporate them in the schedule).  Dig deeply into some topics that could be useful for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) management, like:  Data-communications networks  Client-server systems

22 Stimulate4/MSB  Strong points of the program  In general, the course has so far been well– conceptualized and applied:  Adherence to the planned schedule is commendable  The logistics of the entire program has been good

23 Stimulate4/MSB  Best components of the program  Information storage and retrieval  Introduction to the ISIS software package family  Formats: MARC; application of MARC in ISIS  Management in information centers and libraries  Statistics for information science and for library management (more examples and applications)  The bibliometric laws  Scientometrics

24 Stimulate4/MSB  Best components of the program  These topics are essentially important since a great part of this knowledge would be incorporated into some projects of CAZALAC, Water Center for Arid and Semi-Arid zones Latin America and the Caribbean (www.cazalac.org).www.cazalac.org

25 Stimulate4/MSB  Main recommendations STIMULATE4  Evaluation of the Students. It is important to note that in the educational process, a final evaluation or a review in terms of the advancement of knowledge of the students should be conducted. Since that, it is recommended to incorporate such evaluation into the program.  Evaluation of the Professors. The principal aspects that the evaluation should contain are:  Knowledge of the topics being taught  Methodology used in class  Ability to teach about the specialized topics

26 Stimulate4/MSB  Main recommendations for CAZALAC  Incorporate part of the knowledge gleaned from the course STIMULATE4, into the projects of CAZALAC that are lined up for the year 2005, specifically, in the publication of databases and metadata; topics in relation to Hydrology in the Arid Zones of Latin America and the Caribbean.

27 A Presentation on STIMULATE4 by Sainul Abideen Paloli Librarian Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management-Kerala, Technopark, Trivandrum Karyavattom (PO), Kerala, INDIA sainul at yahoo dot com

28 Strength of the Programme Concentration on the Practical aspects of Information Presentation, Dissemination/Retrieval and Analysis Well organised programme with highly Scholarly Faculty and Experts. Global Socio-Cultural Relationship and Interaction among professionals from various countries. Well organised to visit the modern Libraries and historical places. Scholarship Support from VLIR.

29 Recommendations To STIMULATE Organizers A short French/Dutch Language Orintation has to be given, so as to help participants in interacting with Belgium people. Some visits to libraries in nearby countries need to be incorporated so that participants can get an overview of library system there. More computational facility during holidays. More facility for participants for sharing their experties to the fellow participants.

30 Recommendations...2 To the Host Institution- IIITM-K To Adopt more ICT Technologies for Information Services, including Library Automation. Immediately enhance the Inter Library Services with other Libraries. To start similar Trainining Programmes for fellow Professionals in the country at our Institution. To Organise different Exhibitions connected to library.

31 Conclusion S Strong and Successful TTechno-Centric IIntegrating MMulti-Cultural UUnique LLife-time Experience AAdmirable TTimely EEffective and Encouraging ¨4¨ For Young Information Professionals

32 STIMULATE 4 PRESENTATION Happiness Mabuza Assistant Librarian Manzini Public Library Box 4646, Manzini. Swaziland. Tel:(00268) /8

33 WEAK POINTS OF THE PROGRAM Unavailability of computers after lectures – I suggest that a PC room be organised for the stimulate group to use even after lectures or on weekends. Duration of course is short – suggest that the program be extended to five months in order to cover more topics and master what have been learnt.

34 STRONG POINTS OF THE PROGRAM The training helped us to obtain new skills in managing information. The Library visits - helped us to see how libraries have developed in using IT to organise, store,access and retrieve information.

35 BEST COMPONENTS Webpage Design- interesting to learn how to design a page, important for libraries to publish their activities on the web. Elementary Statistics –very important in Libraries as you can use it for different purposes e.g writing reports.

36 RECOMMENDATIONS TO Swaziland National Library Service Installation of CDS/ISIS software – as it is a free software and no maintenance costs. Purchase or subscribe to different Database companies – this will improve the collection of the library as databases are updated, and more people can use it at the same time.

37 December 7, 2004 An International Training Program on "INFORMATION": Scientific and Technological Information Management in Universities and Libraries: an Active Training Environment (Edition 4) Presentation on Stimulate 4 Henock Legesse Library Assistant Economic Commission for Africa Library P.O. Box, 3001 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia web

38 December 7, 2004 An International Training Program on "INFORMATION": Scientific and Technological Information Management in Universities and Libraries: an Active Training Environment (Edition 4) Strong Points of the Program New skills in Information Organization, management and presentation Social and Cultural Visits Official visits to libraries and Information Centers Excellent Organization of the Program Experience sharing among participant

39 December 7, 2004 An International Training Program on "INFORMATION": Scientific and Technological Information Management in Universities and Libraries: an Active Training Environment (Edition 4) Suggestion to Improve the program The program is too short –Programs that has been left out Development of a national or regional information network. Management of a library and information service International co-operation projects. Conservation/preservation of printed documents. Conservation/preservation of digital documents. Web contents management systems. Setting up an electronic newsletter. Access to PCs at the student home Upgrading the program to a postgraduate diploma or a Masters level.

40 December 7, 2004 An International Training Program on "INFORMATION": Scientific and Technological Information Management in Universities and Libraries: an Active Training Environment (Edition 4) Best Components of the Program CDS/ISIS –Application of Genisis, wwwisis and MARC in CDS/ISIS Statistics Citation Analysis

41 December 7, 2004 An International Training Program on "INFORMATION": Scientific and Technological Information Management in Universities and Libraries: an Active Training Environment (Edition 4) Recommendation Applying statistics in library activity reports The need for applying international library standards

42 An International Training Program on "INFORMATION": Scientific and Technological Information Management in Universities and Libraries: an Active Training Environment (Edition 4) BIO-DATA Nakasagga Juliet Information Scientist Office of the President P.O.Box 7214, Kampala, Uganda, Tel:

43 An International Training Program on "INFORMATION": Scientific and Technological Information Management in Universities and Libraries: an Active Training Environment (Edition 4) RECOMMENDATIONS The program should run for a period of at least six months so that with in the last two months the participants can come up with a project report which can be used as an evaluation criteria

44 An International Training Program on "INFORMATION": Scientific and Technological Information Management in Universities and Libraries: an Active Training Environment (Edition 4) STRENGTHENS OF THE PROGRAM Very good exposure with the use of modern information technologies as well as highly competent instructors Furnished and well balanced learning infrastructure i.e. the computer labs and libraries hence a good reading Atmosphere.

45 An International Training Program on "INFORMATION": Scientific and Technological Information Management in Universities and Libraries: an Active Training Environment (Edition 4) BEST COMPONENTS Automation of documentary information (WINISIS,WEBLIS) Publishing on the world wide web (HTML,XML)

46 An International Training Program on "INFORMATION": Scientific and Technological Information Management in Universities and Libraries: an Active Training Environment (Edition 4) RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MGT OF MY ORGANISATION Automation of library. Applying statistical methods in library activity reports.

47 December, 2004Stimulate 4 Presentation on STIMULATE 4 By Ms. K.P.N. Damayanthi Assistant Librarian Agriculture Library University of Peradeniya Peradeniya SRI LANKA

48 December, 2004Stimulate 4 Sugessions Need more time in hands on practicals Evaluation of participants

49 December, 2004Stimulate 4 Strong Points Focusing on developing countries Focusing on Academic Professionals working in Universities and Libraries Focusing on information Management Visits to Libraries Quality teaching staff

50 December, 2004Stimulate 4 Best Components of the Programme CDS/ISIS software – Specially designed for developing countries Elementary statistics – Effective Library and Information service Management Web Page Designing

51 December, 2004Stimulate 4 ¨Not So Good¨ Components of the programme Every component of the programme is useful !

52 December, 2004Stimulate 4 Recommendations Automation of Libraries Improve the infrastructure in Libraries Maximize the utilization of free information resources on the net Presentation of reports with analyzed data using statistics Train the library staff (professionals & paraprofessionals) on effective information retrieval, dissemination and information management

53 PRESENTATION ON AN INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM(ITP) STIMULATE4 SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER BRUSSELS,BELGIUM. BY VIRGINIA HAMWELA, SENIOR LIBRARY ASSISTANT, COPPERBELT UNIVERSITY LIBRARY BOX 21692,KITWE, ZAMBIA.

54 SUGGESTIONS TO IMPROVE THE PROGRAM PROBLEM: The program is too compressed. SOLUTION: It would be better if the duration of the course would be extended. PROBLEM: Language barrier. SOLUTION: Basic lessons in French/Dutch before lectures commence.

55 STRONG POINTS OF THE PROGRAM The geographical selection of participants broad. The curriculum of the program opens one’s mind.

56 BEST COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM Widely knowledgeable, approachable lecturers. Complimentary field visits.

57 RECOMMENDATIONS TO MY EMPLOYERS Change to CDS/ISIS software which is free. Web- based union catalogue under the auspices of the consortium. Training in all facets of the librarianship for all members of staff. Contribute to national ICT Policy viz a viz what has been learnt during STIMULATE 4.

58 CONCLUSION The program was worthwhile.

59 Introduction Kubaiza Rahma Mgt Info. Systems Jinja District Directorate of Health services P.O. Box 1551

60 Recommendations to Programme Organisers Participants be allowed to choose course components in their field of interest. Include a component on Management principles.

61 Strong Points The hands-on practical lectures in a conducive learning environment. The well facilitated visits to the various University libraries.

62 Most interesting Lectures Lecture on Telecentres in S.A (It was spot-on) and Web Publishing (There was always something new to learn) Visits The visit to the KUL and the Royal Library.

63 Least interesting The fact that I had no option of choosing components in a subject area of my interest.

64 Recommendations to DDHS Plan and budget for a computer server to enable connectivity within the Directorate. Facilitate a training workshop on Internet and related subsidiaries for the Directorate´s workers.

65 N.KABYEMA Box 30802,Lusaka,Zambia. Cell:

66 Cnk/Vlir STRONG POINTS OF STIMULATE Programme management, content and delivery of lectures. The nature of the course - practical oriented, in-service like, international training programme.

67 Cnk/Vlir BEST COMPONENTS Internet and database searching- as a tool to provide referral queries from library users. Statistics - it can be used to solicit for more funds, help present hidden facts like documents handled per day or increase in the number of staff to meet library operation.

68 Cnk/Vlir LEAST INTRESTING COMPONENTS History of European libraries as it is presented in the more traditional and known way. Citation analysis. Good for libraries that purchase commercial databases hence will take time before it can be applicable in my library setting.

69 Cnk/Vlir RECOMMENDATIONS TO ZAMBIA LIBRARY SERVICE Automate all Teacher Training College libraries under the department (TESS) to promote resource sharing through inter- library lending. Create an IT section to look into issues concerning automation through training existing staff.

70 Introduction Mahassin Balla Elnour Sudanese National Commission for UNESCO Tel: (00 249) Fax: (00 249)

71 Weak Points The International Training Program is very short we need advanced program.

72 Strong Points  The Proffesors are qualified.  They have a good experience.  The equipments “Computers” it availabule.  Using a multimedia.

73 Best Components CDS-ISIS I think it is best components because is relevant with my work as Librarian and I know how to create databases,data entry and information retrieval.  General Internet It also best components because I learn information about how to design web page and search on the internet.

74 Recommendations to Sudanes National Commission for UNESCO Automation of the Library, using the computers in it. Library services should include the internet and electronic retrieval methods. Design the web page of the Library.

75 1.PERSONAL DETAILS Irvine Mutsungi Librarian – Faculty of Agricultural Science and Technology Chinhoyi University of Technology Library P. Bag 7548 Chinhoyi Zimbabwe Tel: ext 2059 Direct: Or

76 1.SUMMARY – STIMULATE 4  Major topics covered 1.CDS/ISIS software package. 2.Statistics for effective library and information services management. 3.Citation analysis and research performance. 4.WWW publishing and XML. 5.Bibliographic online databases. 6.Presentation of information supported by slides. 7.Information, knowledge and innovation – cornerstones of the information society?

77 1.EVALUATION OF PROGRAM (1)  Strong points of program 1.Hands on type of learning. 2.Help bridge the technology and information between north and south gap.

78 1.EVALUATION OF PROGRAM (2) Weaknesses of program and possible improvements  Weakness 1: Program is too short.  Solution: Change it to a 6 or 12 month program  Weakness 2:Difficult to implement back home.  Solution: Starter pack and refresher courses?

79 ASPECTS WHICH NEED IMPROVEMENT 1.Social/Cultural aspects need to be well catered for. 2.Could possibly add a strong evaluation component to improve certificate value.

80 1.RECOMMENDATIONS TO C.U.T 1.Improve on reports by having a strong statistical component. 2.Look at possibility of automation using CDS/ISIS.

81 1.CONCLUSION  Generally STIMULATE 4 was stimulating as the name suggests.  Thank you now it is time for your questions.


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