The IRRI Library 2010


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The IRRI Library and Documentation Service links rice information with scientists worldwide. This is an updated version of the earlier slideshow posted here.

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The IRRI Library 2010

  1. 1. Welcome to the IRRI Library and Documentation Service Prepared by Mila M. Ramos Revised March 16, 2010
  2. 2. The Mandate <ul><li>Operations started 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. The Library’s Mission <ul><li>… to develop and maintain the world’s most comprehensive collection of technical rice literature, written in any language, by the world’s rice scientists, and to provide access to this unique body of knowledge in any available format, regardless of time and geographical location.   </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Library’s Strategies <ul><li>The Library accomplishes this mission through : </li></ul><ul><li>prompt procurement and systematic organization of digital or print resources, </li></ul><ul><li>Instant electronic and conventional document delivery and reference services, </li></ul><ul><li>An efficient integrated library system, </li></ul><ul><li>Sustained orientation/training on the use of resources and services, and </li></ul><ul><li>Active collaboration with partner libraries and scientists all over the world . </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Library’s Vision <ul><li>The IRRI Library envisions itself to be: </li></ul><ul><li>• the gateway to a comprehensive and dynamic collection of rice literature in any format and language ; </li></ul><ul><li>accessible 24 hours a day, to rice scientists worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>a virtual and a traditional library which adapts to changes to meet the evolving needs of its clients </li></ul><ul><li>an active information hub which offers customer-oriented services </li></ul><ul><li>a library which encourages the development of professional competencies and life-long learning among its staff </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Staff <ul><li>5 professional librarians : </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Librarian – Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Librarian – Collection Development </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Librarian – Electronic Resources & Serials </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian (Consultant) </li></ul><ul><li>1 Information Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>7 paraprofessionals (Library Assistants ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. The IRRI Library Staff
  8. 8. 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>
  9. 9. 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>
  10. 10. 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>
  11. 11. 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>
  12. 12. Monographs <ul><li>179,000+ 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>
  13. 13. Serials <ul><li>2,800 + active journal titles (print or electronic) </li></ul><ul><li>Arranged alphabetically by title in the </li></ul><ul><li>Journal (upper) Stacks </li></ul><ul><li>More than 1,000 Electronic Journals (Full Text access or TOC and abstracts) </li></ul><ul><li>LanTEEAL (The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library)- 172 full text basic agricultural titles available via the LAN </li></ul>
  14. 14. 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>
  15. 15. 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 (1,000+) </li></ul><ul><li> (full text articles or TOCs) </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>
  16. 16. 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 – 79,000+ entries </li></ul><ul><li>The rice database – 272,000+ entries </li></ul><ul><li>Links to other databases and Library catalogs </li></ul>
  17. 17. Regular Services <ul><li>Circulation </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary Loans </li></ul><ul><li>Reference – conventional or virtual (by phone, email or via Skype) </li></ul>
  18. 18. 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>
  19. 19. The Library’s Blogs
  20. 20. Special Services <ul><li>Computerized Literature Searches using: </li></ul><ul><li>the online catalog </li></ul><ul><li>the rice bibliography database </li></ul><ul><li>other online Databases - Web of Science, Current Contents Connect, CAB Abstracts, Agricola, AGRIS, etc. </li></ul>
  21. 21. 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>
  22. 22. Other Services <ul><li>Procurement of books for other units in IRRI </li></ul><ul><li>Bindery services </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation/briefing given to new staff, scholars, fellows, visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Training of IRRI staff on database creation & management using ProCite, EndNote, or WebAGRIS </li></ul><ul><li>On the job-training of Librarians from other institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Conversion of print documents or microforms into e-format (digitization for IRRI staff only) </li></ul>
  23. 23. 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>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Pls. visit the IRRI Library’s Web Site at </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  25. 29. Finding E-Journals
  26. 31. Finding E-Reference Sources
  27. 32. Online Databases
  28. 33. Other Library Catalogs
  29. 34. Other Links
  30. 35. More links
  31. 36. Thank you.