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  • Role of PASTIC in Resource SharingbySyed Habib Akhter jaffriSenior LibrarianPASTIC National Centre, IslmababadConference on Resource Sharing among the Scientific LibrariesMarch 27th -28th , 2012PINSTECH, Islamabad
  •  Resource sharing, a well-establishedpractice among libraries in mostdeveloped countries, No library is able to satisfy all the needs ofits clientele Budget constraint Increase in the cost To provide wider access to users &provide high quality library and informationsupport services.Introduction
  • Historical Background of LibraryResource Sharing Human beings started life on earth among Alexandrian library and Athenian StateArchives & Pergmum library in 200 B.C.(Muhammad Fazil Khan 2005) 1634 by French humanist, Nicolas Claude 1876, Librarian of the Worcester wrote a letter tothe editor of the new library journal 1919, American Library Association introducedinterlibrary lone code 1967, Online Computer Library Catalogue(OCLC)
  • Role of PASTIC in ResourceSharingBreif History of PASTIC PANSDOC was set up in 1957,with technical assistance fromUNESCO PASTIC 1973.
  • Aims & Objectives of PASTIC To procure, process and disseminatescientific and technological information tothe researchers. To interact with regional and internationalinformation agencies/networks. To develop inter-library cooperation,resource sharing at national level To train information personnel incontemporary techniques and methods ofinformation handling.
  •  To develop and strengthen the NationalScience Reference Library. To provide bibliographic and translationservice. To compile Directory of S&T Periodicals ofPakistan, Union Catalogue of ScientificPeriodicals in the libraries of Pakistan andTechnology Information Bulletin. To publish an abstracting and indexingjournal entitled "Pakistan ScienceAbstracts".Cont…
  • Networking & Union Catalogue PASTIC established Information Network 1987 collect Scientific Periodicals data fromIsbd, Raw and Published Union Catalogue of 19libraries 1989 A Union list of Medical Journals of 18libraries was published 1989 an action plan for compilation of NationalUnion Catalogue 2005 Published Union Catalogue having data of200 libraries (Update 300)
  • Other Technical Services andActivities of PASTIC Document Supply Service Bibliographic Information Service Abstracting & Indexing Service National Science Reference Library Union Catalogue International Liaison Patent Information Service Publications Reprographic Unit Seminars / Workshops & Trainings
  • Document Supply Service PASTIC offers copies of materials that it owns,and also arranges to deliver copies of materialsowned by other cooperating organizations bothhome and abroad. In 2004 PASTIC adopted and started a newDigital Document Supply Service (DDSS)offered by the British Library, London, throughwhich the time of supply of the order is reducedto only a few hours instead of weeks through e-mails
  • Bibliographic Information Service During 1974-94 bibliographies on specific topicswere prepared manually from the literatureavailable in PASTIC library or libraries in the cityand supplied to scientists on request. In 1994PASTIC acquired International S&T databaseson CD-ROM and since then literature searchesare being carried out on computer and sincethen bibliographic service has increaseddrastically and particularly when it was madefree in 2005. Now PASTIC also has on-linedatabases
  • International Databases on CD-ROM /On-line are available at PASTIC MEDLINE POLTOX (1966 to 2004/03 withAbstracts): LIFE SCIENCES (1982 to 2004/03 withAbstracts): APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY(1983 to date Full Text): SOCIAL SCIENCES (1963 to date FullText):
  • Cont… SCIENCE CITATION INDEX (2002 to 2004 withAbstracts) INSPEC (2000 to 2002 with abstracts) DERWENT BIOTECHNOLOGY ABSTRACTS(2001 to 2004/09 with Abstracts) COMPENDEX SITE ENHANCE (1995-2004/3with Abstracts) EMBIOLOGY (1982-2006 online withAbstracts)
  • Cont… PRO-QUEST MEDICAL LIBRARY (1994 TO2002 Full Text) INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE DATABASE.(todate online with Abstracts) INTERNATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL FOODTECHNOLOGY BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURE SOCIAL SCIENCESAPPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYTOXLINE
  • National Science Reference Library Fresh Arrivals Reference & Referral Service Photocopying service Reading Room Free Internet Search Facility
  • Publication1. Pakistan Science Abstracts (PSA) Earth & Environmental Sciences Agricultural Sciences Plant Sciences Animal Sciences Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences Information Communication and EngineeringSciences Biochemistry and Biotechnology Mathematics & Statistics
  • Cont…2. Directory of Scientific Periodicals ofPakistan3. Union catalogue of Periodicals4. National Databases Scientific Societies of Pakistan Conference organized by S&T organizations 1995-2000 onward Seminars organized by S&T organizations 2000 onward Symposia organized by S&T organizations 2000 onward Workshops organized by S&T organizations 2000 onward Projects undertaken by S&T organizations 2000 onward S&T Databases available in S&T organizations 2000 onward
  • International Liaison PASTIC interacts with Regional andInternational Information Networks and isthe National Focal Point (NFP) for thefollowing International InformationNetworks/ Agencies: UNESCO/UNISIST National Focal Point SAARC Documentation Centre (SDC) CEHANET (WHO)