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The University Library of UP Diliman invites you to “Post-Disaster Assessment and Recovery of Damaged Records : The Japan and Philippines Experiences”, a presentation of the research findings of the Japan Science and Technology Agency Project on September 3, 2014, 2:00pm at the Gonzalez Hall Lobby.

We will have notable speakers from local universities and institutions and experts from Japanese universities talking about records recovery work after a major natural disaster. Don’t miss this remarkable event.

Also posted on the UP Diliman University Library Facebook timeline and on Twitter @updlibrary.


My Personal Journey in Observing the Dynamic Iskandar Malaysia and it's Forgotten Sea Gypsies

Thank you Prof. Jamilah Arrifin, Ph.D. for giving us a copy of the book, “My Personal Journey in Observing the Dynamic Iskandar Malaysia and it’s Forgotten Sea Gypsies.” Prof. Jamilah Ariffin is the steering force behind the establishment of a new social welfare foundation in Malaysia, the l-Resolve Foundation. She is the chair on the board of trustees for this foundation.

More information about Prof. Arrifin and book details

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




The brill logoBrill Publishing through SPi Global donated 573 books to the University Library. These books were formally turned over during the Workshop-Seminar titled, “How to get your research Published Internationally” held on 4 June 2014 at the College of Mass Communications Auditorium. This seminar-workshop was also sponsored by Brill Publishing.

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