Dennis Mpumlwana

Dennis D. Mpumlwana WORK / COURSE RELATED ACTIVITIES

INSTITUTION/ ORGANISATION : Technikon Natal Library

DESIGNATION/AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY : Principal Library Assistant : Audio Visuals

DEPARTMENT: Media Resource Centre

LIBRARY SYSTEM IN USE : URICA- Installed 1999

LIBRARY SYSTEM PRIOR URICA: BIBLIOS

THE MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

The main area of specificity is the Quality Control on all new Audio-visual materials; viz Videos, Audio-tapes, CD-ROM's, and CD's. Quality checks entails double-checking on any faults that may detected from all new materials. This includes verification for repetitions on material that is already on the library system (help cataloguers not to re-catalogue). The last stage after quality control is the compilation of synopsis. Sysnopsis material is obtainable from Catalogues from suppliers, OCLC, SABINET, e-mailed and faxed information. Cataloguing at this stage is the transcription of bibliographic data from the medium onto the media sheet used.

 

 

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES

ON-LINE DATABASES

Assisting students on the use of on-line databases, i.e

MEDLINE, ANTE, EBSCO, ART ABSTRACTS, ACADEMIC ABSTRACTS, COMPUTER SELECT, WILSON'S BUSINESS ABSTRACTS, BOOKFIND, etc

 

INTERNET

Assisting students who access the internet [Problems associated with used search engines used, Introduce new users to the Internet[overview],

SUPPLIERS

Communication with suppliers regarding New AV material, Existing material [replacements, Extra ], Prospects for new acquisitions

 

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

I have to ensure that all electronic and related equipment in the library is in good working order. Areas include Seminar Rooms, Media Resource Centre,

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TITLE: ENTERTAINMENT VIDEOS

WEB PAGE

www.denisvideos.com

This web page will have video covers [graphic material retrodigitised and attached on the web] of all material mentioned with synopsis for the clientele.

DATABASE

The Dbase will consist of all "New Releases" videos in the Technikon Natal Library. This will include links to supplier information [Companies, Contact Information] for all individuals who may be willing to purchase some of these videos for library, company, institutional or domestic use.

AUDIENCES TARGETED

Anybody who would like to take a break from strenuous work by playing a very good movie [video].