A project implementation unit of the National Agricultural Technology Program, Bangladesh visits RMIT University Library

TLT, 13 July 2019

A seven members delegation from Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council under the National Agricultural Technology Program visited RMIT University Library on Tuesday, 2 July 2019. The visit was the part of the study program focusing on Library Management Systems and ICT. 

The first phase of this visit started with a short presentation on RMIT University library management systems where Greg Shute, Application Librarian, Circulation, demonstrated the overall features of the library.  Katherine Jarvie, Associate Director, Quality and Engagement, discussed the functions of the RMIT University information and archives management team and demonstrated the different features of an Electronic Document and Records Management (EDRMS) tool.

The second phase of the visit was a Swanston library guided tour facilitated by Angela Kopelis, Team Leader, Library Services (Learning). She took the team to different sections of the library and explained how the collections and diverse spaces make a positive impact to the library patrons.  

The delegates were highly impressed with the library technologies, services and facilities, especially when they saw the Radio Frequency (RF) Controlled Access Return Chute and its automated returns functionality. 

After the visit, one of the senior delegates expressed her feelings on a social media. “if you’ve never thought of studying at RMIT, once you see the environment it will convince you to join” 

The visits scheduled for the team program will take in renowned institutions in Library and Information sector across the country, including the State Library Victoria, Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Information Services, RMIT University Library, Department of Primary Industries, Information Services (DPI), State Library of NSW, Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the National Library of Australia.