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IRRI Library 2009

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both published and unpublished, and written in more than 80 languages by scientists worldwide.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