The State of the Art of the DLSU Filipiniana Collection

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presented at a seminar on the State-of-the-Art of Filipiniana Collections in the Philippines, held at the Lopez Memorial Center, Antipolo City, Philippines on Nov. 28, 2000

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The State of the Art of the DLSU Filipiniana Collection

  1. 1. The State of the Filipiniana Collection @ DLSU By Fe Angela M. Verzosa University Archivist
  2. 2. DLSU Filipiniana Collection Growth & Development - 1970 ‘ 71 ‘ 72 ‘ 73 ‘ 74 ‘ 75 ‘ 76 ‘ 77 ‘ 78 ‘ 79 ‘ 80 ‘ 81 ‘ 82 ‘ 83 ‘ 84 ‘ 85 ‘ 86 ‘ 87 ‘ 88 ‘ 89 ‘ 90 ‘ 91 ‘ 92 ‘ 93 ‘ 94 ‘ 95 ‘ 96 ‘ 97 ‘ 98 ‘ 99 2000
  3. 3. Filipiniana-Asian Library <ul><li>Rm. 204 - SJ Bldg. </li></ul><ul><li>Too small </li></ul><ul><li>16 readers at a time </li></ul><ul><li>2 personnel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>head librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>para-professional assistant </li></ul></ul>1970
  4. 4. Filipiniana-Asian Library <ul><li>Scope of collection- </li></ul>1970 <ul><li>Books & monographs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by Filipino authors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>published here & abroad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>by foreigners treating solely Phil. Subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Selected Asian materials </li></ul><ul><li>Special collections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>of late Prof. Encarnacion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don F. Ortigas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spanish collection </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2,202 titles (3,888 vols.) Filipiniana Acquisitions 1957-1970
  6. 6. Filipiniana-Asian Library <ul><li>Proposed Guidelines for selection and acquisition for rare books </li></ul>1970 <ul><li>All Filipiniana books printed before 1900 </li></ul><ul><li>All Filipiniana books printed from 1900-1941 </li></ul><ul><li>All Filipiniana Reprints published by the Filipiniana Book Guild </li></ul><ul><li>Books whose illustrations make them subject to mutilation </li></ul><ul><li>Books of fragile physical make-up </li></ul><ul><li>Irreplaceable books due to limited edition </li></ul>
  7. 7. Filipiniana Room <ul><li>Rm. 204 - SJ Bldg. </li></ul><ul><li>Fully air-conditioned </li></ul><ul><li>54 readers at a time </li></ul><ul><li>2 personnel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>head librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>para-professional assistant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>30 tray catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Semi-closed stacks </li></ul>1973
  8. 8. Growth of Filipiniana Acquisitions ‘ 57 63 ‘ 87 1,988 ‘ 91 3,561 ‘ 98 4,138 Total of 16,574 v.
  9. 9. PRESENT SCOPE of the Filipiniana Collection <ul><li>All books about the Philippines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>people & culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>regardless of author, imprint, language </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Works written by Filipinos except </li></ul><ul><ul><li>works by DLSU community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>studies treating universally accepted knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Books written in Filipino and the vernacular </li></ul><ul><li>Philippine Gov’t. publications and yearbooks except by Philippine corporate bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Publications containing substantial portions on the Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>Works dealing on scientific thought/methodology </li></ul><ul><li>to Philippine local needs and circumstance </li></ul>
  10. 10. Book Collection Classified by Period in Philippine History Total: 14,737 T 35,146 V
  11. 11. Oldest Books: <ul><li>Arte y Reglas de la Lengua Pampanga: Compuesto (1622) </li></ul><ul><li>Despertador Christiano (1695-1697) 2 V </li></ul>
  12. 12. Profile of the Filipiniana Collection by LC Total: 14,582 T 34,976 V
  13. 13. Other Collections in the Filipiniana <ul><li>The Lopez-Bantug Collection </li></ul><ul><li>The Ambeth Ocampo Collection </li></ul><ul><li>The LIHIP Collection </li></ul><ul><li>The ICEPH Collection </li></ul><ul><li>The Map Collection </li></ul><ul><li>The Periodical Collection </li></ul><ul><li>The Vertical File Collection </li></ul><ul><li>The CD-Rom Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Bitanga-Valeros Collection </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Lopez-Bantug Collection <ul><li>Donated by Rizal’s grandnieces - June 19,1987 </li></ul><ul><li>separate accession </li></ul><ul><li>available in the OPAC </li></ul>1,982 T books and Periodicals 18 memorabilia items
  15. 15. The Ambeth Ocampo Collection <ul><li>a DLSU alumnus </li></ul><ul><li>Deposited in 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>100 vol. In 24 CD-roms </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible via OPAC </li></ul>721 T (1,138 V) Fil. 218 T (222 V) non-Fil.
  16. 16. The LIHIP Collection (Literary History of the Philippines) <ul><li>An annotated bibliography of 8,357 T </li></ul><ul><li>began in 1983 </li></ul><ul><li>687 articles in literary journals </li></ul><ul><li>arranged by region </li></ul>Pampango Ilokano Pangasinense Cebuano Hiligaynon Waray Muslim Bicolano
  17. 17. The ICEPH Collection International Corpus of English-Philippine Component Project Collection <ul><li>began in 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Project of ELD </li></ul><ul><li>to establish a databank for the analysis of Phil. English </li></ul><ul><li>total of 669 articles </li></ul><ul><li>uses CDS-ISIS system </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Map Collection <ul><li>920 political, provincial, road & typographical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>631 provincial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>289 topographical </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. The Periodical Collection <ul><li>28 titles (249 issues) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1986 issues on EDSA Revolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14 T of Phil. Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11 T of periodical indexes </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. The Vertical File Collection <ul><li>674 T (687 v) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>610 on Rizal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>64 rare journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accessible in the CDS-ISIS </li></ul>
  21. 21. Bitanga-Valeros Collection <ul><li>Donated March 9, 1993 by Teresa Bitanga-Valeros </li></ul><ul><li>1296 of family memorabilia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>antique furniture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fixtures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>religious images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>china & silvers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>numismatics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>jewelry </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Other Special Collections <ul><li>not found in the Filipiniana Room 3,455 T (5,657 V) @Circulation Section </li></ul><ul><li>Special Collection Room </li></ul><ul><li>Theses & dissertations </li></ul><ul><li>University Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Files </li></ul><ul><li>Archives-Special Collections </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Filipiniana Periodicals </li></ul>Other Special Collections
  24. 24. Other Special Collections A-V Collections
  25. 25. dlsupress.com
  26. 26. bn.com
  27. 27. amazon.com
  28. 28. pinoycentral.com
  29. 29. divisoria.net
  30. 30. decs.gov.com
  31. 31. What are the problems encountered?
  32. 32. W.R. Gamboa’s Dictum - <ul><li>3 categories of Filipiniana </li></ul><ul><li>Los impresso en Filipinas, sin distincion de materia </li></ul><ul><li>los que tratan de Filipinas </li></ul><ul><li>y los publicados por filipinos </li></ul>
  33. 33. Collection Management <ul><li>Budgetary constraints </li></ul><ul><li>sound fiscal management </li></ul><ul><li>wise and judicious use of funds </li></ul>
  34. 34. Operating Budget 890 v 1160 v 895 v 643 v 271 v
  35. 35. Library Automation and technology <ul><li>Intermittent failures and inadequacy of the system’s hardware and software </li></ul><ul><li>presence of bugs </li></ul><ul><li>data generated not accurate and never perfect </li></ul>

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