The Malaysian Conference Collection Of The University Of Malaya Library: The First Phase
Zainab A.N., (1988) The Malaysian Conference Collection Of The University Of Malaya Library: The First Phase. Kekal Abadi, 7 (2). pp. 4-8. ISSN 01272578
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University of Malaya Library
The first phase in the establishment of the Malaysiana Conference collection began in 1984 and involved locating and collating all proceedings of conferences held locally and papers concerning Malaysia for tjose held abroad, which were already available within the main library and bringing them into a special conference collection kept within the National Collection Division (NCD) for reference purposes. Sumultaneously, form leters were sent out to request for proceedings of conferences currently held within the country. All papers of these conferences are indexed and the subject cards are filed in the Conference index card catalogue kept just outside the Division. Figures based on statistics compiled in December 1987 showed that there were 2076 titles of conferences in the collection, which contained about 20,000 papers. Figures also showed that borrowing from this collection has steadily increased since July 1984, which clearly indicated the usefulness of this collection as a source of reference for undergraduates and researchers alike.
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