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.
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
Assisting students who access the internet [Problems associated with used search engines used, Introduce new users to the Internet[overview],
Communication with suppliers regarding New AV material, Existing material [replacements, Extra ], Prospects for new acquisitions
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,
This web page will have video covers [graphic material retrodigitised and attached on the web] of all material mentioned with synopsis for the clientele.
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.
Anybody who would like to take a break from strenuous work by playing a very good movie [video].