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presented at a seminar sponsored by the UP Library Science Alumni Association, held at the UP College of Engineering Theater, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines on 1997 Oct. 23

presented at a seminar sponsored by the UP Library Science Alumni Association, held at the UP College of Engineering Theater, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines on 1997 Oct. 23

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Online Library and Information Systems: the DLSU Experience Online Library and Information Systems: the DLSU Experience Presentation Transcript

  • Online Library and Information Systems: the DLSU Library Experience Fe Angela M. Verzosa Library Director
  • General developments in OPACs
    • 1960s and early 1970s development of AACR, ISBD, ISBN, MARC using computers
    • late 1970s and early 1980s early OPACs, OCLC, DIALOG searching, CDS-ISIS
    • mid-late 1980s beginnings of integrated library systems (Dynix, TINLIB, etc.)
  • General developments in OPACs
    • early 1990s
    • 3rd generation OPACs use non-Boolean retrieval techniques, inhouse softwares for OPACs (GEAC. URICA, Libertas, VTLS
    • INNOPAC, DOBIS/LIBIS, etc)
    • covering books, periodicals,
    • & non-book materials
  • General developments in OPACs
    • mid 1990s
    • Accessing library OPACs around the world via INTERNET (with Hytelnet database listing some 1,000 OPACs)
  • Overall Status of DLSU
    • Student population of 14,000
    • Faculty of 700
    • Non-academic staff of 350
    • Four Campuses
    • Book collection of 180,000 volumes
    • Regular Subscription to 450 journals
    • Special Collections
    • Library personnel of 65
  • Stages in setting up a system
    • planning
    • specifying requirements
    • selection
    • installation
    • running
    • evaluation
  • Planning for library automation
    • research into current procedures
    • analysis of needs / requirements
    • authorization to proceed with project
    • preparation of detailed specifications to vendor/supplier of library system
    • dealing with practicalities of installation
    • arranging data input
    • testing hardware
    • modifying software
    • documenting the system
    • training staff
  • Requirements for COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
    • providing public access to catalogs
    • managing circulation of materials
    • acquisition of new materials
    • controlling serial publications
    • retrieval of information from databases
    • networking/linkages with other libraries
    • use of interlending/document supply services
  • computerization project’s TIME LINE
    • 1986 training of system librarian in Australia
    • 1988 IIC bookdatabase
    • 1988-89 installation of computers
    • 1989 training and application of CDS-ISIS software to articles
    • 1990-1992 expansion of databases
    • 1993 OPAC, DIALOG, WILSONDISCS and HERDIN
  • computerization project’s TIME LINE
    • 1994 4 OPAC terminals, 7 286 PCs, 6 databases, 12 CD titles, 2 multimedia computers, email facility, LAN, Internet
    • 1995 launching of ESEP Network, installation of TINLIB OPAC, Bibliofile conversion of backfiles, barcoding, FAX, Library Webpage
    • 1996 upgraded computers (70), TINLIB cataloging, Cybernook, OCLC F Search
  • ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS
    • ACCOMPLISHMENTS
    • first Library to provide online public access via INTERNET
    • two OPACs (Tinlib & CDS-ISIS)
    • 11 Databases installed
  • Security Aspects
    • crime includes theft, physical damage and computer misuse (requiring need for password, locks, alarms, anti-virus
    • natural hazards (such as floods, fire, earthquakes, lightning, power outages)
    • accidents (from power overload, broken wires, trailing cables)
    • malfunctions (system or human failure)
  • Post-implementation evaluation
    • where the goals met by the system ?
    • were the provisions in contract fulfilled ?
    • is the system fine-tuned ?
    • how well does the system satisfy demands placed on it by users ?
    • what complaints have not been solved ?
    • was the money well-spent ?
    • was it worth the time and effort ?
  • INTEGRATED SYSTEMS
    • Accomplishments Cataloging Circulation
    • Issues/Concerns Hardware Upgrading Additional licenses Software problems
    • Lessons learned
  • Other Accomplishments
    • CD-ROM Technology
    • Interlending and Document-delivery
    • Networking/Linkages
  • Success factors
    • right product
    • right people
    • right time
    • right cost
  • THANK YOU AND ENJOY YOUR DAY .