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IRRI Library 2009

IRRI Library 2009



A brief introduction to the International Rice Research Institute Library and Documentation Service for prospective visitors.

A brief introduction to the International Rice Research Institute Library and Documentation Service for prospective visitors.



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    • Welcome to the IRRI Library and Documentation Service
    • The Mandate
      • Started operations in 1961
      • Its mandate is clearly stated in IRRI’s objectives listed in its articles of incorporation and by-laws
      • “ To establish, maintain and operate an information center and library, which will provide, … for interested scientists and scholars everywhere, a collection of the world’s literature on rice.”
    • IRRI Library Objectives
      • To support rice research
      • by developing and making available
      • to rice scientists in IRRI
      • and in other parts of the world,
      • the world’s most comprehensive collection of technical rice literature
      • in print or digital format
    • The Staff
      • 4 professional librarians :
      • Chief Librarian
      • Senior Librarian - Catalog
      • Senior Librarian – Electronic Resources & Serials
      • Librarian (Consultant)
      • 1 Information Specialist (to be hired)
      • 7 paraprofessionals (Library Assistants )
    • The Clients
      • Walk-in clients – IRRI staff, students and faculty from UP and other universities, researchers from other organizations, the public
      • Remote clients – Scientists from more than 40 countries all over the world are the recipients of our services
      • Everyone is welcome to use our facilities as long as space permits
    • Hours of Service
      • Mondays to Fridays
        • 8:00 - 12:00 noon
        • 1:00 - 5:00 PM
    • Resources- Rice Literature
      • We have the world’s most comprehensive collection of
      • technical rice literature ,
      • both published and unpublished, and written in more than 80 languages by scientists worldwide.
    • Resources – Other Subjects
      • Aside from rice, publications on agriculture and related subjects in the social, natural and applied sciences are also available
    • Monographs
      • 163,000+ volumes of books, pamphlets and reprints
      • classified according to the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System with slight modifications to cover all aspects of the subject “rice”
      • filed in the Book Stacks (lower level)
    • Serials
      • 1,500+ active journal titles
      • Arranged alphabetically by title in the
      • Journal (upper) Stacks
      • More than 500 Electronic Journals (Full Text access or TOC and abstracts)
      • LanTEEAL (The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library)- 139 full text basic agricultural titles available via the LAN
    • Non-print Materials
      • Maps
      • Microfilm and Microfiche
      • Videocassettes
      • Computer Disks
      • CD-ROM
      • DVDs
    • Electronic Resources
      • The Library’s web site, the online catalog and the rice database carry hyperlinks to full text electronic resources such as :
      • E- Journals & Newspapers (500+)
      • (full text articles)
      • E-Reference Books (full text)
      • Web Sites - Institutions and Organizations
      • E-Databases – Special subject databases; Catalogs of various libraries and subject specialized databases
    • Access Points to Information Resources
      • Via the Library’s web site at http://ricelib.irri.cgiar.org
      • Open 24 hours a day from any location with Internet connection.
      • The online catalog – 78,000+ entries
      • The rice database – 267,000+ entries
      • Links to other databases and Library catalogs
    • Regular Services
      • Circulation
      • Interlibrary Loans
      • Reference – conventional or via Skype
    • Special Services
      • Current Awareness through :
      • Library’s home page
      • Rice Literature Update (issued twice a year)
      • Monthly List of New Acquisitions
      • Table of Contents and Journal Articles Alerting Services
      • List of Forthcoming Conferences
      • Regular announcements on the electronic “IRRI Bulletin” and the Public Announcements wiki
      • Blogs
    • Special Services
      • Computerized Literature Searches using:
      • our online catalog
      • rice bibliography database
      • online Databases - Web of Science, Current Contents Connect, CAB Abstracts, Agricola, AGRIS, etc.
    • Special Services
      • Document Delivery (electronic or conventional
      • Rice articles are delivered free of charge to developing countries up to 50 pages
      • Audio-Visual Learning Center –
      • View a collection of more than 200 videocassettes or DVDs on self- improvement topics, e.g. Public speaking, Organization of files, How to deal with difficult people, Stress management, etc.
    • Other Services
      • Procurement of books for other units in IRRI
      • Bindery services
      • Training of IRRI staff on database creation & management using ProCite, EndNote, or WebAGRIS
      • Training of Librarians of other institutions
      • Conversion of print documents or microforms into e-format (digitization for IRRI staff only)
    • Publications
      • Rice Literature Update (semiannual) in print and CD-ROM
      • International Bibliography of Rice Research, 1951-2004 (CD-ROM)
      • Theses and Dissertations on Rice Available in the IRRI Library (annual)
      • Annual report
      • List of New Acquisitions (monthly)
      • Information Sheets
      • Useful Web Resources (annual)
      • Papers/posters presented in local and international conferences
      • Pls. visit the IRRI Library’s Web Site at
      • http://ricelib.irri.cgiar.org
    • Finding E-Journals
    • Finding E-Reference Sources
    • Online Databases
    • Other Library Catalogs
    • Other Links
    • More links
    • Thank you.
      • Prepared by Mila M. Ramos
      • Revised August 20, 2009