Technological Implementation in Philippine Libraries A Country Report Prof. Salvacion M. Arlante University Librarian University of the Philippines Diliman
Network of Academic Libraries (1) • DOST-ESEP Library Network • Inter-Institutional Consortium (IIC) • Mendiola Consortium • Intramuros Library Consortium • Health Research and Development Information Network (HERDIN) • Association of Research and Academic Library Information Network (ARALIN)
Network of Academic Libraries (2) • Ortigas Center Library Consortium, Inc • Philippine Association of Academic and Research Libraries Network (PAARLNET) • European Studies Consortium of the Philippines • LibraryLink • Academic Libraries Information Network (ALINET)
Network of Academic Libraries (3) • Davao Colleges and University Network (DACUN) • University of the Philippines Library System • Philippine eLib
Areas of Professional Activity featured in Networking Among Academic Libraries • Collection Development • Library Services • Access • Staff Development • Management • Publicity • International links • Professional involvement
Forms of Library Cooperation in the Philippine Setting at the Community, National and Regional Level • In terms of the extent of involvement : interlibrary loans, union lists, shared access, cooperative acquisitions, cooperative cataloging, cooperative indexing, automation, database access and library staff exchange. • In terms of the extent to which consortium participants enjoy benefits : joint purchasing, sharing of resources, acquisition planning, cooperative training, cooperative planning and expertise development.
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES • Premier State University • “Multiversity” • UP Diliman (Arts and Sciences) • UP Baguio (Arts and Sciences) • UP Los Baños (Agricultural Sciences) • UP Manila (Health Sciences) • UP Visayas (Fisheries and Aquatic Resources) • UP Mindanao (Environment Science and Management) • UP Open University (Distance Education)
UP Integrated Library System (iLib) • Unique Features: • Based on open-source technologies • Runs on any platform (Linux, Windows, Mac) • Custom-developed for the UP Library System • Interfaced with other online services of the University (e.g. CRS, FIS, WebMail) • Has 6 Web-based Application modules integrated into one database system • Fully MARC-21 compliant
Philippine eLib Project (1) • a national information resource-sharing consortium among five government institutions, namely the: • Department of Science and Technology (DOST) • Commission on Higher Education (CHED) • Department of Agriculture • The National Library of the Philippines • UP Library System
Philippine eLib Project (2) • Six (6) Components: • Network • Collection Build-up • Portal System • Digitization • Business Development • Training
Philippine eLib Project (3) • Products and Services: • Union catalog of the 5 partner agencies (over a million bibliographic records) • Digitized Filipiniana materials (more than 11,000 full-text documents in PDF) • Access to online electronic journals and databases with fulltext (foreign) • Cyber Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)
Conclusion • Application of information and communications technology in academic libraries in the Philippines, particularly in the University, has strengthened and enhanced our capabilities to provide quality information services.