Projects

Standards and MOA

Union Catalog of Local History Materials on Region 1 

PAARL's first project was the integration of indexing activities then carried out in various libraries, which led to the publication of the Index to Philippine Periodicals in January - March, 1974.

Although PAARL became a member of the Philippine Library Association only in 1974, on its own, it continued to engage in activities in fulfillment of its objectives, publishing such valuable research tools as the Index to Philippine Periodicals, the Philippine Union Catalog (in 1974), the Philippine Name Headings (in 1975), the Union List of Theses, 1975-76 to 1978-79, the Compilation of Theses and Dissertations, 1981-1982 (in 1988), the Compilation of Theses and Dissertations, 1984-1988 (in 1991) and the Compilation of Graduate Theses, 1983-1984 (in 1996), as well as the Union List of Serials on Business and Economics, the Union List of Serial Holdings in Education and the Union List of Serial Holdings in Science and Technology.

To inform and update the members, PAARL also published an annual directory and quarterly Newsletter. In 1997 PAARL issued for the first time the PAARL Bulletin, Volume 1, No. 1. It was compiled and edited by Mrs. Veneranda O. Sajorda, with the assistance of Mrs. Maribeth Aguila and Rhoda D. Flores. The bulletin printed the papers presented in the seminars conducted in 1996.

One of the main thrusts involved in our millennium program was the finalization of our Revised Standards for Academic Libraries for 2000, which we envisioned will continue to serve as a useful model in credentialing academic libraries in the Philippines. In order to achieve public consensus, the amendments introduced for the 2000 PAARL Library Standards underwent a series of debates and discussions in the form of public hearings, fora and other similar symposia. The 2000 PAARL Library Standard for Academic Libraries was formally presented to the Board for Librarians during the Annual General Assembly on January 26, 2001 and to the CHED Office of Standards for adoption.

On June 9, 2000, PAARLNET, a network of academic, school and research libraries imbued with a desire to formalize the practice among PAARL member-libraries involving interlibrary lending, was launched with an initial membership of thirty(30) institutional libraries. By 2006, the membership has grown to about 150 institutional members.

Also in the same year 2000, for the first time, PAARL embarked on an ambitious project, The Union Catalog of History Materials on Region I, funded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts-National Committee on Libraries and Information Services, then headed by Ms. Fe Angela M. Verzosa, PAARL President 2000. This database project, approved in 2001 with Mrs. Salvacion Arlante as project coordinator, covered about 7,000 materials in various formats from here and abroad, with about 10% annotated, to be disseminated in cd format, and web-accessible. It was launched at the 2003 Philippine Book Fair held at SM Mega Mall in September. The project was completed in December 2005.

In 2004, with Ms. Verzosa at the helm of PAARL leadership, the Association embarked on two very worthy projects, one on a 2-year publication project of a book, Developing an Outstanding Core Collection for College and University Libraries, which may very well serve as a reference tool for CHED in providing a basic list of books required for colleges and universities in the undergraduate programs. By 2006, the project, with Mrs. Florenda Mallari as coordinator, has completed bibliographic searching for the first volume on the Social Sciences.

The other project involved the expansion of PAARLNET, from an inter-library lending network to a cooperative acquisition consortium. It launched in August a Book Acquisition Consortium program to enable libraries, big and small, under the principle of economies of scale, to buy books at discounted (between 5-10 percent) publishers' list prices, delivered door-to-door, and at regular weekly/bimonthly frequencies. This project not only brought about savings that would eventually redound to more acquisitions and more efficient use of scarce resources, but would also eventually result in improved collections and enhanced services. With a sense of solidarity, PAARL hopes to achieve better terms and a bargaining leverage with publishers and vendors alike.

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PAARL's first project was the integration of indexing activities then carried out in various libraries, which led to the publication of the Index to Philippine Periodicals in January - March, 1974.

Although PAARL became a member of the Philippine Library Association only in 1974, on its own, it continued to engage in activities in fulfillment of its objectives, publishing such valuable research tools as the Index to Philippine Periodicals, the Philippine Union Catalog (in 1974), the Philippine Name Headings (in 1975), the Union List of Theses, 1975-76 to 1978-79, the Compilation of Theses and Dissertations, 1981-1982 (in 1988), the Compilation of Theses and Dissertations, 1984-1988 (in 1991) and the Compilation of Graduate Theses, 1983-1984 (in 1996), as well as the Union List of Serials on Business and Economics, the Union List of Serial Holdings in Education and the Union List of Serial Holdings in Science and Technology.

To inform and update the members, PAARL also published an annual directory and quarterly Newsletter. In 1997 PAARL issued for the first time the PAARL Bulletin, Volume 1, No. 1. It was compiled and edited by Mrs. Veneranda O. Sajorda, with the assistance of Mrs. Maribeth Aguila and Rhoda D. Flores. The bulletin printed the papers presented in the seminars conducted in 1996.

One of the main thrusts involved in our millennium program was the finalization of our Revised Standards for Academic Libraries for 2000, which we envisioned will continue to serve as a useful model in credentialing academic libraries in the Philippines. In order to achieve public consensus, the amendments introduced for the 2000 PAARL Library Standards underwent a series of debates and discussions in the form of public hearings, fora and other similar symposia. The 2000 PAARL Library Standard for Academic Libraries was formally presented to the Board for Librarians during the Annual General Assembly on January 26, 2001 and to the CHED Office of Standards for adoption.

On June 9, 2000, PAARLNET, a network of academic, school and research libraries imbued with a desire to formalize the practice among PAARL member-libraries involving interlibrary lending, was launched with an initial membership of thirty(30) institutional libraries. By 2006, the membership has grown to about 150 institutional members.

Also in the same year 2000, for the first time, PAARL embarked on an ambitious project, The Union Catalog of History Materials on Region I, funded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts-National Committee on Libraries and Information Services, then headed by Ms. Fe Angela M. Verzosa, PAARL President 2000. This database project, approved in 2001 with Mrs. Salvacion Arlante as project coordinator, covered about 7,000 materials in various formats from here and abroad, with about 10% annotated, to be disseminated in cd format, and web-accessible. It was launched at the 2003 Philippine Book Fair held at SM Mega Mall in September. The project was completed in December 2005.

In 2004, with Ms. Verzosa at the helm of PAARL leadership, the Association embarked on two very worthy projects, one on a 2-year publication project of a book, Developing an Outstanding Core Collection for College and University Libraries, which may very well serve as a reference tool for CHED in providing a basic list of books required for colleges and universities in the undergraduate programs. By 2006, the project, with Mrs. Florenda Mallari as coordinator, has completed bibliographic searching for the first volume on the Social Sciences.

The other project involved the expansion of PAARLNET, from an inter-library lending network to a cooperative acquisition consortium. It launched in August a Book Acquisition Consortium program to enable libraries, big and small, under the principle of economies of scale, to buy books at discounted (between 5-10 percent) publishers' list prices, delivered door-to-door, and at regular weekly/bimonthly frequencies. This project not only brought about savings that would eventually redound to more acquisitions and more efficient use of scarce resources, but would also eventually result in improved collections and enhanced services. With a sense of solidarity, PAARL hopes to achieve better terms and a bargaining leverage with publishers and vendors alike.

 


 

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