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Library Information Center

Activity directions of AzTU Library İnformation Center (LİC) are followings:

I. Information and reference services.

Information services. This service is carried out by 2 methods - inhouse and online Both services are provided through e- and print resources. 

Management of Academic Databases

University libraries are responsible for the selection of academic databases, implementation of annual subscriptions and ensuring of the usage. In other words,  Library İnformation center responsible for providing services such as  - e-resources, academic bases, digital repositories, trainings, reference rules, etc. 

Provision of information resources, organization of information literacy trainings on  presentation and availability of information resources  – The purpose of organizing these trainings is to support users in using the electronic and printed resources of the center: it includes a series of trainings on easy finding of information in academic databases, notes on data, citation rules, copyrights and licenses, easy finding of printed books on shelves, use of reference management systems, etc. 

Resource service support- the service is carried out in 4 formats by the employees of the information and reference department.

Visually at the circulation desk;

Online meetings (Zoom, Google Meet, Teams);

Via email – [email protected]

Through the website of the Library Information Center  -; 

Evaluation of databases and selection according to the resource needs of the university  - full-text newspapers, books, articles and magazines presented in the databases are necessarily checked and analyzed according to the subject headings according to the profile of the university. 

Implementation of trial database subscriptions – Identification of database collections according to the profile of the higher education institution, conducting negotiations (online meeting and email) with the delegation of the base and organizing the temporary usage of trial databases within the period created by the vendors. 

Support for article publication and selection of the reliable journals –– Support for the publication of academic articles is one of the main missions of libraries. LİC also supports on the basis of the international activity of employees, the university authors of articles in high-cited journals at a discount and free of charge. 

Ensuring the use of resources outside the university – electronic resources and databases subscribed by the university should be accessible not only within the university but also outside the university. In this regard, the center applies special technology to ensure the use of electronic resources outside the university only by AzTU employees. 

Usage analysis and collection development: The inquiry information and reference service analyzes usage indicators of academic databases and library management system statistics to measure the usability of the electronic and print resources provided by the center and to make strategic decisions for the development of the collection and implements the development of the existing collection. 

II. Bibliographic service.

Formulation of reference rules, guidelines and bibliography  – Monitoring of reference rules and keeping up with changes, providing advice on bibliography formation is one of the main responsibilities of the library information center. 

Reference management applications –  Description rules,  work with styles,  is the specialized branch of the bibliography science. Therefore their application is difficult for readers, reference applications have been developed and provided for information users. 

III. Digitization and library technologies service. 

The main activity goal is to ensure the continuity of the center's activities and services. The main activity directions of this service are as followings: 

Library Management System – Through the LMS, the center integrates the modules used by all departments and units, and at the same time provides important services such as user data management, ordering books, receiving orders, searching and managing printed and electronic resources, cataloging books, defining usage rules, and managing periodical press resources. 

Digital Repository – Its purpose is to collect scientific research of academic staff, theses and dissertations of student graduates, university publications, textbooks, monographs, and other scientific cultural heritage in a digital format on a single platform, create metadata, and ensure their long-term preservation and online use. The DSpace digital repository is currently being implemented in the center and its link is as follows:

Digital Object İdentifier (DOİ) maintenance – The Center handles the acquisition of DOI numbers for all electronic resources published by the university and other membership obligations required for DOI registration. 

RFID Technology - is the specific technology applied to prevent unregistered use of the library information center's print resources. The digitization and library technologies service provides the implementation of this system, software control and technical review. 

LIC web site – the construction, development, content management of the library veb site, which is the main interface of the center, is carried out by the digitization and library technologies service. 

Central Search System – provides an easier, faster, and superior search experience by providing one-stop search for print and electronic resources available from the center. Through the implementation of this system, digitization and library technologies service provides a centralized search database by integrating all academic databases subscribed to the center into the system. 

Electronic jurnal platform – The library information center provides an electronic journal platform for the university publishings and indexing of journals in international databases. 

IV. Acquasitions and metadata services. 

Acquasition - Analysis of user requests, execution of resource orders with the related departments. 

Forming an electronic catalog – Creation and development of an electronic catalog by processing resource metadata. 

Technical processing – Technically and physically processing of information resorces. 

Creation of Athority files – Ensuring the creation and development of authoritative files based on international standards.