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Title: ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS NETWORK a view from the libraries


1
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • Tigran Zargaryan
  • Director,
  • Fundamental Scientific Library,
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • President of the Armenian Library Consortium

2
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • Developing of Armenian Libraries Computerized
    Network. The purpose of the project was to
  • 1. Assist Armenian libraries to become leading
    digital resource centres.2. Improve Armenian and
    international users' access to the information
    resources, via Union Catalogue.3. Provide
    critical information resources for the national
    educational system.4. Support the production of
    local content and share Armenia's cultural
    heritage with the world.5. Promote the use of
    international standards and best practices in
    library and information science.

3
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • Existing networks
  • ASNET-AM Academic Scientific Research Computer
    Network of Armenia, with from more than 50
    scientific, educational, and other organisations.
  • ARENA foundation acting as a satellite Internet
    access provider under Virtual Silk Highway (SILK)
    Project.
  • Industry research networks (YerPhi, Atomic Energy
    Institute, Laser Technology Institute, etc).

4
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • Project consists of the following phases
  • Connect participant libraries with a broadband
    data transmission network (where possible to use
    the fibre optic connections)
  • Equip participant libraries with the necessary
    telecommunication hardware, servers and PCs
  • Procure and install an integrated library system
  • Develop Armenian libraries Union Catalogue
  • Develop and deliver training programmes for
    library staff and users of the libraries
  • Create various content databases.

5
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • Currently seven Yerevan biggest libraries are
    connected with each other via LibNet fibre
    optic network.
  • These libraries are the National Library,
    Fundamental Scientific library of the Academy of
    Sciences, Yerevan State University, State Medical
    University, and State Engineering University
    libraries, National Childrens Library, and the
    depository of the ancient manuscripts.
  • 10 libraries are having access to the LibNet
    computational resources via wireless connection.

6
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • A new project of United Nations Development
    Programme and Open Society Institute Development
    of Research, Education and Civil Society (RECS)
    Network Infrastructure in Armenia.
  • Till the end of the year 2007 it is planned to
    connect 31 state and private Universities with 1
    GB fibre optic connection.
  • Later LibNet and RECS will act as one network.

7
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • To load the network, librarians must suggest a
    large range of services and databases to the
    remote users.
  • Library management.
  • Digital library services.
  • Scholarly communication.
  • Services and facilities for the Consortium
    libraries.

8
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • Library management
  • Aleph system of ExLibris is in use by the
    Consortium member 17 libraries
  • More than 1.7 million bibliographic records in
    Armenian, Cyrillic, and English scripts
  • http//www.armunicat.am8991/ALEPH
  • Google robots are indexing this database and
    linking with Google Book Search

9
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • Library management
  • Armenian libraries can download bibl. records in
    MARC format from various Union Catalogs.
  • The Library of Congress, the British library,
    Russian State Library are having access to
    ArmUNICAT for downloading bibl. records in MARC
    formats using Z39.50 protocol

10
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • Digital Library Services
  • In a framework of the eIFL Archival Journal
    Digitization Programme FSL is negotiating with
    Google Scholar, who will start full text
    digitization of NAS RA journal collections dating
    back to the 1950s.
  • Another digitization initiative of FSL is
    building bibliographic abstracts repository of
    the NAS RA publications.
  • http//greenstone.libnet.am

11
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Preparation activities are being carried out in
    FSL to introduce and establish an Open Access
    publishing network for the academic community of
    Armenia (pending grant from OSI).
  • More than 2900 Open Access peer-reviewed journals
  • More than 980 Open Access Repositories

12
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • Services and facilities for Consortium Libraries
  • Establishment of the Electronic Document Delivery
    system between the Consortia member libraries.
  • Subscription to the world leading STM
    e-publications (provided by eIFL and eLCA)
  • Britannica Online, Oxford Journals,
  • EBSCO, Springer
  • BioOne, IoP, etc

13
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • Services and facilities for Consortium Libraries
  • Developing Armenian Libraries Union Catalog
  • Developing multilingual authority records.
  • Introducing Open Source library digitization
    tools, and helping to implement them.

14
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • Web2.0 and Library 2.0 new roles for the
    Libraries
  • Facebook, Mashup, flickr,
  • del.icio.us
  • 3D Web,
  • Second Life
  • Wikis, RSS feeds, Blogs

15
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • Universal Networking Language and the libraries
  • UNL is an artificial language that relies on the
    semi-automatic translation from the initial text
    in a natural language into its pivot equivalent.
    Documents expressed in the pivot language can
    then be automatically translated into another
    natural language.

16
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • UNL and Subject Headings
  • No any Subject Headings lists in Armenian
    language.
  • High quality SHs in English (the Library of
    Congress SH) and in Russian (Russian National
    Library) languages.
  • UNL could be a tool for preparing Armenian
    language Subject Headings.

17
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • UNL and OPAC
  • Armenian Libraries Online Public Access Catalogue
    is being created using 3 scripts Armenian,
    Latin, Cyrillic.
  • UNL can help to translate the bibliographic
    records into other languages.

18
ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • UNL and full text databases
  • UNL versions of the NAS RA journal publications
    could help researchers from other countries to
    have access to them.

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ARMENIAN RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL
ORGANIZATIONS NETWORKa view from the libraries
  • Thank you.
  • tigran_at_flib.sci.am
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