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AUBG Library AUBG Country Representatives Library Training September 12, 2008 Gergana Georgieva Information Literacy Librarian.

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1 AUBG Library AUBG Country Representatives Library Training September 12, 2008 Gergana Georgieva Information Literacy Librarian

2 The Beginning  AUBG library was founded in 1992 with the generous support of:  AUBG Board of Trustees  Melon Foundation  ASHA  Freedom Forum Foundation  Democratic and Free Bulgaria Foundation  Open Society  Sabre Foundation

3 The Mission  Supports the mission of AUBG;  Supports students’ education needs;  Enhances faculty teaching and research needs;  Serves as a model of modern library practice to the academic community in Bulgaria and the whole region.

4 The Collection  English-language library;  Books in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Russian, Slavic and other languages;  A small collection in Bulgarian;  A collection of materials about Bulgaria and the Balkans, translated into English  AUBG Professors’ Publications

5 The Numbers  100,000 monographs  37,000 electronic books  300 print periodical titles  18,000 electronic journals/15,000 unique  10,000 volumes of print back-run periodicals

6 The Facilities  Area of 2,100 sq.m  Wireless Internet  Group study rooms  Copy center  Printing room  Computer area  Video area  Audio area  Visually-Impaired room  Café  Comfortable seating areas  Modern ventilation system

7 The Collections  Main Circulation  Reference Collection  Reserve  Periodicals  Large Collection  Storage  CD/DVD collections  Atlases

8 Sources  In the library you can find: Books Electronic books Periodicals and newspapers Databases Web resources Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and directories Audio-visual materials  AUBG is a World Bank depository library

9 The Web Page  AUBG Webpage AUBG Webpage 

10 The Catalogue  The library uses a third generation software VIRTUA-VTLS;  A flexible software that offers integrated functionality between cataloging, acquisitions, circulation, serials, and reporting modules;  Web-based Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)  AUBG Library Catalog AUBG Library Catalog

11 Electronic Books – NEW!!!  An e-book collection of 37,000 full-text books of all academic subject areas.  Accessible through the library web pagelibrary web page

12 Print Periodicals  A collection of around 300 titles in several languages: newspapers, newsletters, magazines, journals.  Organized in the Periodicals section in alphabetical order.  List of current periodicals List of current periodicals  List of circulating periodicals

13 Databases  Reference databases Reference databases  ABI/Inform ABI/Inform  Ebsco Ebsco  JSTOR JSTOR  ScienceDirect ScienceDirect  Columbia International Affairs Online Columbia International Affairs Online  Central and Eastern European Online Library Central and Eastern European Online Library  World Bank Databases World Bank Databases

14 Library Services  Circulation  Reserve  Reference  Information Literacy Instruction  Interlibrary Loan

15 Working Hours Library has flexible working hours and is opened 86 hours during the semesters, and 104 during the finals Check the Library web page for the library’s working hours

16 Library Memberships  Bulgarian Library Association;  American Library Association;  Bulgarian Information Consortium;  American International Consortium of Academic Libraries – AMICAL

17 Various  New Books New Books  Library Blog  New Resources Bulletin  New Library Bulletin  Discipline-Specific Resources

18 Thank you! Gergana Georgieva Information Literacy Librarian Phone:


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