Chair of the UNIMARC Committee in Iran

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Gordana Mazić, Chair of the Permanent UNIMARC Committee, and her entourage first met Gholamreza Amirkhani, Vice President of National Library and Archives of Iran, and then paid a visit to the Information and Data Processing and Organizing Departments General on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. In this visit, Chair of the Permanent UNIMARC Committee and her entourage closely became familiar with RASA software and its usage in organizing the bibliographic references, cataloguing in publication (CIP), International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) and information dissemination process, e.g. borrowed books and inventory of the National Library.

Gordana Mazić expressed astonishment at the extent of development National Library and Archives of Iran has experienced in terms of scientific products of librarianship such as Persian Library of Subject Headings (bilingual) and precise cataloguing of references in RASA software. In another separate schedule on Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, both Gordana Mazić and Ales Bosnjak, a member of Information and Communication Technology Department of University of Maribor and President of Slovenian Information Science Institute, made a tour on the Iran National Achieves Building and started a discussion with the authorities of the Iran National Archive including Hamed Iranshahi, Archive-based Services Director General, about the new approaches of UNIMARC on the world’s archives, the instructions of international brand, problems in accessing an integrated system and reaching an ideal level, similarities amongst archives and libraries across the world. The meeting was followed by a visit they paid to the different departments of Iran National Archive.

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