Services for Library of Antonin Svehla

  • provides comprehensive loan services, carries out the complementary sale of publications and provides express reprographic services in the study room, assigns barcodes to library units for loan in the ALEPH library system and provides information services regarding the library’s catalogues and collections;
  • develops the methodology related to the activities of the department, and participates in creating the overall concept for the KAS development;
  • arranges the circulation of newly-acquired journal issues among IAEI and MoA employees;
  • provides interlibrary loan services and comprehensive reprographic and electronic services, which includes the making and supply of printed and electronic copies of parts of library units in accordance with Act No. 121/2000 Coll., Copyright Act, from the library collections for users based on their orders;
  • works with the National Library of Technology (NLT) on the Virtual Polytechnic Library (VPL) system;
  • performs the continuous assemblage of periodical volumes including their processing in the ALEPH library system;
  • provides access to the library’s collections and arranges their organization, storage, preservation, inspection and review of contents pursuant to Act No. 257/2001 Coll., Library Act, and Decree No. 88/2002 Sb., on Library Act implementation;
  • arranges the deposit preservation of publications issued by the FAO;
  • creates a database of lost, damaged and irrelevant documents, as well as a database of documents in multiple copies and those that have been deleted from the database;
  • maintains the overall record-keeping of discarded books;
  • labels recently-acquired information sources, enters records and units of old literature including periodicals in the ALEPH system, codes the documents and creates external description (labels) for them;
  • is responsible for cleaning the library’s collections and for their regular maintenance in the library stores in Praha and Kojetice;
  • transports library units from the depository store in Kojetice;
  • provides copies of articles within the AGLINET, an international network of agricultural libraries, in cooperation with the KAS collection department;
  • in the study room, it provides users with comprehensive information about the library’s collections and services, and other information and services available in the CR, abroad and on the internet;
  • assists users in the study room with their own searches;
  • provides answers to users’ questions directly or through cooperating entities;
  • creates and manages a database of questions and answers of the Infopult (information desk) system, and works with the National Library of the CR on the service called "Ask the Library";
  • provides comprehensive library services for MoA employees; and
  • issues confirmations of possible debts towards the KAS that serve as supplements to exit cards at IAEI and MoA.
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