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Arlene Ononaiwu

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    • Jamaica Union Catalogue Arlene Ononaiwu Technical Information Manager, PIOJ November 22 – 23, 2007
    • OBJECTIVES  Introduction  National Library Systems  Union Catalogue  Sectoral Sub-Networks  SECIN  Database Challenges  Concerns  Challenges
    • Introduction A union catalogue is a catalogue of various departments of a library, or of a number of libraries indicating their locations.
    • 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
    • Benefits to libraries  A platform for resource sharing  Platform for service co-operation  Enhanced power in negotiation with suppliers
    • 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
    • NLJ New Sub-Networks  Audio Visual Information Network (AVIN)  Jamaica Agricultural Documentation and Information Network (JADIN)
    • 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.
    • 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
    • National Library and its Sectorial Sub-networks  COLINET  AVIN  JADIN  LINET  SECIN  STIN
    • SECIN  The Socio-Economic Information Network (SECIN)  First of the National Library Jamaica Sub- networks to start its Union Catalogue
    • Challenges Establishing a Jamaica Bibliographic Database  Human Resources Needs  Lack of Management Support
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Conclusion  “Clearly, progress in the development of a modern integrated information system in Jamaica has been substantial.”