MIMA Resource Centre was established to support MIMA's aim to be the national resource and reference centre and focal point for all maritime research.
MIMA Resource Centre is a specialised research library dealing with all matters pertaining to the acquisition, storage, management and dissemination of maritime information. As these tasks are the lifeline of its existence, the Resource Centre has to be alert and proactive in pursuing its vision.
Goals & Objectives
In achieving the aspired vision and fulfilment of the mission, the Centre has configured a set of goals and objectives to guide the implementation and execution of its strategic operations,
The Centre will serve MIMA researchers and supporting staff, MIMA Board of Directors and MIMA Members in their needs for maritime information. The Centre will make its resources available to the local and foreign maritime research community, including students of higher learning institutions, public and commercial sector researchers, NGO and interested public.
The Centre will correspond in alliance with MIMA research centres to enhance the quality of services and information provided and available - contributing directly towards achieving an excellence MIMA.
The centre will attempt to accomplish and justify provision 3(f) in MIMA's Memorandum of Association, which states one of the objects for which the Institute is established.
"to act as a national resource and reference centre for all maritime related fields and to maintained close links with relevant resource centres in the country like the National Library from which the Government agencies and both public and private sectors can tap information on various aspects of national maritime issues through the publication and distribution of the results of research and studies"
In enabling and realising the goals and objectives,
- MIMA Resource Centre will emphasise on quality data reference support for MIMA research activities
- MIMA Resource Centre will strengthen its role as a specialised research library and concentrate on becoming friendlier to users in terms of intellectual and physical access to its collection and services
- MIMA Resource Centre will provide adequate related maritime data and information resources to support MIMA research interest and activities
- MIMA Resource Centre will improve access to maritime information, information seeking services, and its efficiency through automation and enhance audio-visual capabilities and services
|Monday - Thursday *
||8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
1.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
||8.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
|Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays
* The Resource Centre is CLOSED from 12.30 p.m. until 1.30 p.m. for lunch break
** The Resource Centre is CLOSED from 12.00 p.m. until 3.00 p.m. for lunch and Friday Prayer break
The Resource Centre's collection can be categorised into six main groups, and each group comprises of a few types.
- Monograph & Monographic Series
a. Reference Collection
b. Open shelves Collection
- Serials and periodicals
a. Journals and Magazines
c. Annual Reports and Brochures
- Special collections
a. Government Publications and Legislation
b. Reproduced Articles, Research Papers and Conference Proceedings, and
c. Press Cuttings
- Maps and Charts
a. Political, Physical and Topographic Maps
b. Navigational Charts, and
c. Technical Drawings, Posters, etc.
- MIMA publications - published or written by MIMA staff (MSP)
- Audio-visual and electronic databases
d. Audio and Video Cassettes
e. Photograph and Slides, etc.
f. Online Database Services, Internet, etc.
General Rules and Regulations
To better serve users, MIMA Resource Centre has established certain basic standards, rules and regulations of acceptable behaviour to ensure an environment conducive for a specialised research resource centre.
- Users shall maintain perfect order and reasonable silence in MIMA Resource Centre at all time
- Making noise, eating and drinking, smoking or doing anything else which may disturb other users or which may be against the discipline of MIMA is strictly prohibited
- Pets are not allowed
- MIMA Resource Centre materials are to be used with extra care, users are not to mutilate, disfigure, deface by writing in the margins, by underlining sentences, by marking passages or by damaging in any other way a book, periodical, map, or any other property of MIMA Resource Centre
- The users will be responsible for any damage caused to MIMA Resource Centre materials and will be asked to replace or pay for the price of the property besides the penalty imposed upon him by the Librarian
- Any materials issued to a member if found mutilated at the time of return, he / she shall have to replace or pay the price thereof, therefore, members are requested to check the books thoroughly before getting them issued
- The Librarian reserved the right to suspend and / or cancel the membership privilege of any member found misbehaving towards MIMA Resource Centre staff or for any other indecent behaviour. Such a member is also liable to be expelled from the membership
- Any infringement of the rules and regulations will render the member's privilege of admission to and of borrowing materials from MIMA Resource Centre liable for cancellation
- These rules and regulations may be altered or new rules and regulations may be added to the existing ones from time to time without notice to the members and these rules and regulations or nay alterations or amendments to them shall be effective and binding for all concerned. A copy of these rules and regulation will be made available when requested by users
- In the case of damage or loss of resource centre material, the user / member shall be required to replace the material or pay the replacement cost of the material. Replacement cost of the material will mean 'a per bibliographical sources', if available in the Resource Centre, or market price or price as per accession register, which is higher, plus postal and other incidental charges to be incurred in procuring the material. If such a material is a gift / out of print / its price not known, the price to be charged will be determined by the Librarian in consultation with the Accountant
- If a volume of a set / series is mutilated or lost and a new volume is not separately available the user / member shall be liable to replace the whole set / series or pay the replacement cost for the same
- Visitors or users who are not members are required to call MIMA Resource Centre earlier to arrange for appointment before the actual visit. They are also required to submit a letter of introduction from their head of department, librarian, or organisation as their identification document. They would be required to fill in a form for record and statistical purposes