16.04.2007 | 
Society
THE WIND OF CHANGE IN THE LIBRARY
THE WIND OF CHANGE IN THE LIBRARY
From now on the student can find the required book through the joint electronic catalogue of 14 Armenian libraries.

It is already several years that the Week of Library is celebrated in Armenia and YSU Library also participates in these activities organizing different event, seminars and consulting in this framework.

On the 16th of April a seminar was organized owing to the efforts of the staff of the Department of Automation of Computer Information of Sarkis and Marie Izmirlian Scientific Library of YSU together with staff of other IHE, YSU staff, tutors and students.

The Vice-director of library Anna Grigoryan informed us that in the framework of EU Tempus project a distance learning program MOODLE which is foreseen to design internet web-sites and conduct online courses has been launched in YSU Library.

Various tutors of YSU have taken qualification courses in the framework of this project. This will provide them with an opportunity to hold their lectures in a new way, and the students can learn the material in a virtual atmosphere, prepare subjects and to take their exams, - said Anna Grigoryan.

The topic entitled The Launching of Digital Educational Services and the Establishment of Database Applying Free Access Programs was presented by Lusine Tovmasyan from YSU Library Computer Department. Today in the sphere of market of electronic education there are different distance learning spheres, a part of which are in the area of commerce, the other is Open Source. The second one provides with an opportunity to load the program from the web-page of designers, make changes, make translations from various languages, apply and spread, - said Lusine.

The launch of electronic catalogue was considered as a very significant step by the staff of our Library. One can accesswww.armunicat.am:8991/ARMA from YSU official web-site clicking on subdivision Electronic Database, that is placed at page Library. Here one can search for his/her required item, mentioning title, author, date of issue, location, theme, format or other key words.

About 1, 5 million items of literature are available through the electronic catalogue. Beginning with September the reader, as a subscriber, can order the book in YSU through the internet, and owing to different agreements, YSU can take the ordered book from the library of NAS, - said Nina Bzhshkyan, who presented this topic.

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