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Arlene Ononaiwu

  1. 1. Jamaica Union Catalogue Arlene Ononaiwu Technical Information Manager, PIOJ November 22 – 23, 2007
  2. 2. OBJECTIVES  Introduction  National Library Systems  Union Catalogue  Sectoral Sub-Networks  SECIN  Database Challenges  Concerns  Challenges
  3. 3. Introduction A union catalogue is a catalogue of various departments of a library, or of a number of libraries indicating their locations.
  4. 4. Benefits to Users  The ability to search across multiple collections  Links to abstracts and electronic documents  High quality services in the area of content and reliability
  5. 5. Benefits to libraries  A platform for resource sharing  Platform for service co-operation  Enhanced power in negotiation with suppliers
  6. 6. National Library System  Jamaica Archives and Records Department (JARD)  Legal Network  Social and Economic Network  Physical Planning Network  College Libraries Network  Science and Technology Network
  7. 7. NLJ New Sub-Networks  Audio Visual Information Network (AVIN)  Jamaica Agricultural Documentation and Information Network (JADIN)
  8. 8. The Second Plan, Systems and Union Catalogue –The plan report reviewed the operations of specific networks as they related to the recommendations of that plan.
  9. 9. The National Library’s role in the production of the Union Catalogue  National Bibliographic Database of Jamaican publications  UWI integrated library software from VTLS to ALEPH
  10. 10. National Library and its Sectorial Sub-networks  COLINET  AVIN  JADIN  LINET  SECIN  STIN
  11. 11. SECIN  The Socio-Economic Information Network (SECIN)  First of the National Library Jamaica Sub- networks to start its Union Catalogue
  12. 12. Challenges Establishing a Jamaica Bibliographic Database  Human Resources Needs  Lack of Management Support
  13. 13. Security Concerns •Concerns were expressed regarding security of records. Despite assurances given that these records would be secure a few of these libraries have been unable to participate because of this reason.
  14. 14. Information Technology Expertise  Not staffed by Librarians  Slow contribution to the Union Catalogue  Limited Information Technology Support  Limited Financial Resources  NLJ Support Critical  Marketing Critical
  15. 15. Conclusion  “Clearly, progress in the development of a modern integrated information system in Jamaica has been substantial.”
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