I. Project’s objectives:

1- Mechanize work processes in the libraries of Ain Shams University.

2- Linking Ain Shams university libraries to the libraries of other universities through the Egyptian universities network.

3- Starting a unified index of library holdings.

4- Depending on the international standards in work procedures.

 

II- Phases of the project’s implementation:

1- Phase one: In the first year, a mechanization of the Central Library and the libraries of the Faculty of medicine, engineering and science.

2- Phase two: In the second year: a mechanization of (10) libraries.

3- Phase three: In the third year,  a completion of the rest of the libraries.

 

Top achievements:

1- Creating a unit for digital libraries in the Supreme Council of Universities.

2- Providing electronic resources for research, periodicals, books, and university theses through a unified search portal (www.nelc.edu.eg).

3- Creating a unified index for library holdings (www.nelc.edu.eg).

4- Creating a database of university theses authorized by the Egyptian universities.

5- A national system to manage libraries automatically (future system for libraries) achieving more than 80% of the global systems specification for library management.

6- Providing a training program for more than 1,000 librarian to manage and use (future systems for libraries).

 

III– Project’s outputs:

1- Mechanization of libraries (books - periodicals).

2-  Preparing loan data for students and faculty staff.

3- Efficient people trained on the latest indexing systems.

 

IV- Beneficiaries of the project:

1- Ordinary students and post graduate students.

2- Professors (staff and assistants).

3- Researchers and all library visitors for reading and research.

4- Library staff to acquire experience in the field of mechanization and depending on the international standards.

 

V. Devices added through the project:

 

Item                     

Location

Quantity

1

PC’s

Central Library – Faculty of Engineering, Medicine and Science Libraries

12

2

Printers A4

Central Library – Faculty of Engineering, Medicine and Science Libraries

4

3

Barcode machines

Central Library – Faculty of Engineering, Medicine and Science Libraries

4

VI- Basic data for the project:

1

University

Ain Shams University

2

Project’s Name

Digital libraries project

3

Project’s Manager

Iman Shaaban

4

Contact the Project

Phone: 26847837/35873376

Fax: 26847838

Cell Phone: 0122318469

E-mail: mogedaahmed@yahoo.com

Website: ICTP shams.edu.eg

5

Project’s headquarter

Central Library - Ain Shams University

6

Project budget

ICTP input 200000 L.E.

University input 100000 L.E.

Total: 300000 L.E.

7

Project start date

22/3/2007

8

Implementation time

A year (12 months)

VII - Project team from the University:

Project Managing Team

Prof. Dr. Majda Ahmed Mahmoud

Professor of psychology and Project Manager

mogedaahmed@yahoo.com

Prof. Dr. Taimour Mohammed Nazmy

University Information Network Manager

ntaymoor@yahoo.com

Prof. Dr. Tahany Omer Abdel Aziz

Lecturer in department of Libraries

omartahany@yahoo.com

Mrs. Hanem Mohammed Abu Alata

Libraries General Manager

Hanematta@yahoo.com

 

Project’s implementation team

1-      Project’s Board of Directors

2-      Libraries Managers.

3-      Library staff (specialized in data entry and indexing)

VIII Training and experience added to the project team:

 

Item

Honorees No.

trainer

1

MARC 21 standard - indexing rules

4

Digital Library Unit of the Supreme Council of Universities

2

future System - the bar code - Inventory

8

Central Library - Ain Shams University

3

Z39.50 standard, dealing with the general number and demand number

8

Digital Library Unit of the Supreme Council of Universities