Siti Hasmah Digital Library
Multimedia University Library (MMU Library) is the centre of the academic life of the university providing information and services to both the Cyberjaya and Melaka Campuses. The MMU Library was established to be an effective focal point of document and information supply in digital formats, worldwide library services and international library cooperation. It plays a vital role in supporting the teaching, learning, research & development programmes of the university to achieve MMU vision to be a world class university that leads in learning and research within the broad sphere of multimedia and information technology.
MMU Library first established in 1996 when the Universiti TELEKOM opened its first campus in Bukit Beruang Ayer Keroh Melaka Malaysia. The library was named Universiti TELEKOM Library (UNITELE Library) which situated in Melaka Campus. The UNITELE Library could accommodate about 600 students during that period. The MMU Melaka Library again moved to the new building in May 2000. In 1999 another Multimedia University Library was opened in Cyberjaya, Selangor Malaysia. This library was named Siti Hasmah Digital Library and launched on 24th July 2000 to become the first Academic University Digital Library for the nation.
The Library is a key academic partner in advancing MMU vision and goals to be a Top 100 university in Asia with global recognition by 2020.
To provide a knowledge hub with up to date and reliable scholarly information and services in supporting the instructional, research and development programs of the University.
1.Provide to customers with scholarly information sources in timely manner.
2.Accessibility to variety formats of resources.
3.Offer conducive knowledge hub environment for nurturing innovation, entrepreneurship and lifelong learning.
4. Adopt digital technologies in all aspects of library services.
5.Maintain professionalism and competency in dealing with stakeholders.
6. Manage the library in cost effective manner.
The major aim of the library is to help students to make the best use of the services provided. Induction courses on the use of the services and resources are provided, and the courses on information skills, including the use of various databases and online resources are given. Besides, a comprehensive array of online guides and webpage that describes services and resources in detail is also provided. The library also aims to provide easy and swift access to the materials needed by the students.
*Cataloging & Metadata
*Information System Management & Media
*Marketing & Information Development Unit
*Reference & Information Literacy
Collections & Resources
The library provides a wide range of resources in printed and non-printed format to enable student's access to a vast collection of information, resources, and learning materials. These include books, periodicals, newspapers, sound and video recordings, special collections, reference collections, and an expanding range of electronic resources such as CD-ROMs, computerized bibliographic databases, electronic journals, Internet resources, and online information. Most of these materials are on open access and can be freely consulted by browsers and borrowers alike. The collections and resources are carefully selected to meet and suit the course requirements and are relevant to the current teaching and research interests of the university. The library also digitizes thesis, examination papers and seminars/ proceeding/ workshop papers presented and attended by university staff and students, and provide access to a variety of electronic resources. Therefore, students can access computerized indexes, CD-ROM versions or digitized formats of information and they may also access specialized in-house databases.
The library also offers a wide range of services, both online and traditional in satisfying the information needs of the students, including loan services, electronic information services, user education, reference services, interlibrary loan services, and document delivery services.
The library provides a range of study places too, from carrel for individual studying to open reading area. It also offers other facilities such as daily-based and monthly-based lockers, home theatre, audio-visual room and photocopying services.
Social Online Access Cataloque : elite [Link]
The online library catalogue, namely elite :Electronic Library Information Tracking Expert, enables students to search for library collections. It is easy to use and has many self-service features including loan renewals, reservation of items on loan to other users and the checking of items on loan. This service is available across the campus and worldwide.
Online Databases [Link]
Besides the online catalogue, the library also provides a number of terminals to allow students search and navigate the borderless world of information. Various online databases are also available in the library and these databases are accessible through the library's homepage. The library also provides links and the latest periodicals from the web-based resources to enable students to keep abreast with the latest developments in the world.
Staffs from both campuses are ready to advise and assist on all aspects of library use. Professional librarians are on hand at the library to offer guidance on using the library facilities and computerized services. They are involved in advising students on the range of literature available for them and providing practical advice and assistance in tracing information. They also assist users to access information from a worldwide network of other libraries and databases to further enhance the resources for study and research work at the university.
In moving towards the realization of the Multimedia Digital Library, the library will incorporate a very large number of distributed information sources which communicate over existing networks such as the internet and the evolving national information infrastructure. The library will be built as a distributed, modular system to perform various tasks such as query processing, information integration, and information management.