RDA Implementation Training/Workshop, UP Diliman,

There will be a 2-day training/workshop on “Implementing RDA Rules and University of the Philippines RDA Core Elements and Policy Statements (UPRCEPS) for Monograph Materials” from 14 to 15 August 2014 (Thursday – Friday) at the Conference Room, Main Library. This is open only for the catalogers/librarian representatives of the Main Library sections and College/Unit Library.

This event marks the fourth series of the library’s RDA Initiative and Implementation Program. The workshop will explain how to build description of monograph resources using RDA (Resource Description and Access) and RDA Core Elements and Policy Statements (UPRCEPS), highlighting the major changes and transition to RDA. It also aims to improve the skills and knowledge on RDA and to enhance the cataloging process at the University of the Philippines Diliman University Library.

We are honored to have Mrs. Elvirita E. Estampador as one of our speaker for the AM session on August 14, 2014.  She will be discussing with us how L.C. implemented RDA, their challenges and best practices in cataloging Filipiniana materials as well as answer our frequently asked questions regarding RDA. Mrs. Elvirita Estampador Gildea (BLS, 1962), a retired cataloger/librarian from the Library of Congress and currently serving under the Gratuitous Service Policy and Standards Division Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate Library Services, Library of Congress. She is also the speaker for the UPSLIS’ Seminar on Resource Description and Access on 12 to 13 August 2014.

We would like to acknowledge the generosity of Dr. Josephine Estampador Tan for sponsoring the librarian from U.P. Iloilo, Dr. Nerita Estampador Ulep for sponsoring the librarian from U.P. Tacloban and the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America (UPMASA) for sponsoring the librarians from Cebu and Mindanao. They will also sponsor the UPSLIS’ Seminar on RDA mentioned above. Thank you so much!




Participants for the UPD RDA Implementation training/workshop





UARD Exhibit

U.P. Diliman University Archives and Records Depository
40th Anniversary Exhibit located at the lobby of the
Main Library will run from June 18  up to July 31,  2014.

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Dr. Michael L. Tan and Mr. Rodolfo Y. Tarlit

UP Diliman Chancellor, Dr.  Michael L. Tan visited the Main Library
and the School of Library and Information Science last May 23, 2014.

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The U.P. Library community celebrated its 92nd
Foundation Day last March 17, 2014 at the U.P. Library
Bulwagan ng Dangal. Long Service Awards
were given to U.P. Diliman library staff
who have been in the library from 25 years onwards.

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Congratulations to Ms. Lilia F. Echiverri
from the College of Law Library
for being selected as the 19th Gawad
Chanselor Natatanging REPS
Read full detail: UPDate Online

Mr. Rodolfo Y. Tarlit and Prof. Mamoru Tsuda

Prof. Mamoru Tsuda donated his book collection to the University Library. The Turnover Ceremony of the 200 boxes of Filipiniana materials was held last February 28, 2014.

Prof. Mamoru Tsuda was an Instructor at the U.P. Department of Sociology in 1976. He earned his MA in Sociology in the University in 1977. He is currently teaching Foreign Studies in Nagoya University.


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ARKI Students are all smiles with the donated library materials.

The SCG (Siam Ceramics Group) together with the Mariwasa Siam   Ceramics, Inc., one of the pioneers in ceramic industry providing eco-friendly quality designed ceramic tiles in the Philippines launched its pioneering project, called the “The SCG Gallery of Sustainable Environment” at the College of Architecture Library on November 28, 2013 in celebration of its 100th year. The exhibit runs through November 28, 2013 to November 28, 2015.

The gallery displays 50 new titles of architecture books,  Filipiniana periodicals on architecture, interior design,  fine arts and brochures/catalogs of ceramic tiles with tile calculators that benefit the students in helping and guiding them in their studies.

These donated library materials by Mariwasa augments the library collection for its users.  An e-bulletin board for its collection supports the catalogs for easy access. The students, faculty, professionals and design enthusiasts can stay up-to-date on the latest ceramic tiles with the click of a button! The Mariwasa Siam Ceramics will update annually the book collections display as well as the brochures and catalogs. A two-year subscription of three Filipiniana magazines will also be shouldered by the company.

The tapping of resources from architectural firms, architects, building material companies is a project of the College of Architecture Library on a long term to augment the reference materials of architecture students.

>>>M. A. Sornoza


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