Huc Librarian Meeting, 26 27 Aug, Kathmandu

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HUC Librarians Meeting held from 26-27 August 2010, in Kathmandu, Nepal, and discussing the possibility of digitally connecting dissertations, theses and other institutional gray publications. The release is also available at http://www.icimod.org/?page=1400

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Huc Librarian Meeting, 26 27 Aug, Kathmandu

  1. 1. ICIMOD LibraryFrom Brick to Click<br />HUC Librarians Meeting<br />Kathmandu<br />26-27 August 2010<br />Anil Jha<br />
  2. 2. Contents<br />Background<br />history, present status, transformation<br />Changing environment<br />Information Vs users<br />Role of the library<br />Plan, opportunity and challenges<br />Linking libraries<br />Search multiple libraries at one click<br />Challenges: copy right; tools and technologies, policies<br />
  3. 3. The Past<br />ICIMOD inaugurated in December 05, 1983<br />Library established in 1984<br />First software used<br />CDS/ISIS in 1987<br />Online catalogue (OPAC) in 1994<br />
  4. 4. Objectives<br />to serve as a multidisciplinary documentation and information centre<br />to support research scholars in access in information on sustainable mountain development<br />
  5. 5. Access and Collections<br />Collections are focused on sustainable mountain development themes<br />- NRM, climate change, glaciers, GIS/RS, tourism, gender, agriculture, policies, etc.<br />Physical collections (on of 2009/2010)<br />Books and reports 4200 (hard copy)<br />Journal 50+<br />Theses 428 <br />Films 200+<br />E-resources<br />E-Journals (OARE, Cambridge, BioOne, Oxford, Springer)<br />Journal articles 3500<br />
  6. 6. Services<br />Service on demand through e-mail (library@icimod.org) to information on journal articles, ICIMOD publications, references<br />Interlibrary loan (locally only)<br />Desk research of demand publications on selected topics (mostly local users)<br />New content alerts<br />
  7. 7. Challenges<br />Information flow: exponential growth in publications<br />Access to information<br />Access shifted from shelves to desktop to hand hold<br />Easy ways of sharing<br />Free spaces, social and personal networks<br />Alert, RSS, email, chat, blogs<br />
  8. 8. Role<br />Develop and maintain an up-to-date collection on topics relevant for the sustainable development of mountain regions<br />Support ICIMOD’s strategic programmes and IKM division with<br /> Information on demand<br />Make aware of and provide access to the latest information resources<br />Access to journals and other information materials<br />Support staff with other services, like reference style<br />Library transformation<br />Move: Conventional library (BRICK) to modern library (CLICK)<br />less ‘books’ more ‘e’ and resources links<br />
  9. 9. Future Plan<br />a regional and unique collection on mountain development issues from the partners of the HUC and others<br />a specific mountain repository will be made accessible based upon multi-media formats and documentaries<br />the bibliographic references of collections will be made accessible for new platforms and devices such as mobile and e-book readers <br />integrated or mapped with ICIMOD’s spatial data environment , like mountain geoportal, conservation portal, statistical database<br />link to the other resources like Digital Himalaya, Mountain Forum Online Library, and others<br />linking libraries<br />
  10. 10. Invenio as Platform<br />
  11. 11. Linking with RMC Libraries<br />Linking with HUC and other libraries in RMC<br />Provide common platform for linking<br />Phase-wise<br />Aims to linking<br />Access to different forms of mountain information through a single interface<br />Search multiple libraries at one click<br />Maximize use of grey/hidden information materials<br />Protect information for future use<br />
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  16. 16. About ICIMOD<br />Mountain knowledge, learning and enabling centre<br />ICIMOD sees knowledge-sharing initiatives as a source of inspiration, innovation, and questioning<br />ICIMOD facilitates knowledge transfer across the region and from providers to users<br />ICIMOD - working with and through partners<br />ICIMOD’s vision and mission<br />ICIMOD’s Vision is that the mountain population of the greater Himalayas enjoys improved well-being in a sustainable global environment.<br />ICIMOD’s Mission is to enable and facilitate the equitable and sustainable well-being of the people of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas by supporting sustainable mountain development through active regional cooperation.<br />
  17. 17. ICIMOD’s strategic framework<br />Five year strategic plan: 2008-2012<br />three Strategic Programmes - which are interdependent and interlinked<br />Integrated Water and Hazard Management,<br />Environmental Change and Ecosystem Services, and<br />Sustainable Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction<br />These programmes are supported and facilitated by a common framework and cross-cutting Integrated Knowledge Management (IKM) group<br />Library is a part of IKM<br />
  18. 18. ICIMOD strategic framework<br />
  19. 19. Library Movement and Transformation<br />2008: Moved from first floor to ground floor<br />Reduced space<br />Filtered and weeded out collections<br />least used<br />available free online full text<br />non-relevant<br />distributed to Kathmandu based libraries<br />added computers with Internet<br />Scanning/ed and archived grey literatures<br />Increased access to e-resources: virtual library on Intranet<br />Integrated publication distribution unit<br />…and process continuing<br />
  20. 20. ICIMOD’s Strategic Framework<br />Five year strategic plan: 2008-2012<br />three Strategic Programmes - which are interdependent and interlinked<br />Integrated Water and Hazard Management,<br />Environmental Change and Ecosystem Services, and<br />Sustainable Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction<br />These programmes are supported and facilitated by a common framework and cross-cutting Integrated Knowledge Management (IKM) group<br />Library is a part of IKM<br />
  21. 21. Challenges and Opportunities<br />Target user groups: how to reach<br />Interest Vs services<br />Social and personal networks<br />Technological development<br />Alert services<br />Fund<br />
  22. 22. Challenges<br />Data/resource sharing: copy right issues<br />Use of different tools and technologies<br />Use of softwares<br />Cataloguing tools: thesaurus, subject heading guides<br />Data harvesting<br />Different metadata formats and tags (MARC, Dublin core)<br />Technologies (Z39.50, OAI-PMH)<br />Active participation of the partners<br />Institutional policy<br />Time and resources<br />

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