Every time we touch a book we either help to preserve it or help destroy it. The way material is handled is among the main threats to library materials. How do we handle these items does make a difference. Everyone … Continue reading
University of Malaya Library spends more than ten million ringgit annually in maintaining and developing library collection. Out of which 1.5 million is allocated for print materials. Annual growth and rise in purchasing cost is tremendous, however is not reflected in the increase in loans. In contrary, circulation rate of print collection is low and declining. Therefore, the return on investment (ROI) is unjustifiable.
The Library conducts annual user survey to gather feedback from users for the improvement of the library. One of the common feedbacks received is related to collection; “shortage of library collection – both electronic and print collection” and “print collections is not up to date”!! It shows that there is a need for library collection. BUT, Why it doesn’t reflect in the loan rate?
Many of you may have noticed that as of mid last year, the University of Malaya Library has started using a new library catalog for its collection. Continue reading
`Hilang bahasa kêrana mas, hilang budi kêrana miskin.` This post is part of Blog Action Day 08 – Poverty Continue reading