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