Sunday, October 11, 2009


• 1991 Information Search And Retrieval Services via CD-ROM MEDLINE was introduced.
• 1992 Services were extended to the entire HKL staff from various categories.
• 1993 Bulk loan were introduced to all Departments under HBKL that were far away.
• 1995 The Library Committee was established on 18th March 1995.
• 1995 Library involved in the joint collaboration project between Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia (PNM) and MAMPU, called "JARINGAN ILMU" at the National level.
• 1996 In April 1996, the HKL website was developed with the assistance of PNM and became the first Government Hospital in Malaysia that had an official website.
• 1997 A 'mobile library' service for patient was established with the collaboration of PUSPANITA HKL. A discussion room within the Library was turned into 'operational room' for this purpose.
• 1998 The Library for Patients was officiated on the 26th of June, 1998 by YBhg. Datin Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Hj. Wan Ismail, wife of the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. Until May 2000, the operations of this Library were handed over to PUSPANITA HKL due to workload at the HKL Library.
• 2000 In December, a Library Management System called ILMU (Integrated Management Utility) was introduced. The Cataloguing Module was established in March 2001.
• 2001 From 9th April 2001, the services were extended from 8.00am to 6.00pm. This in part was due to additional student intake for the Post-Graduate Programs under the Open University (elective students) and Medical Students from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
• 2002 Extensive work to input data for the collection of books published after 1985 were undertaken in stages. Registration of Library membership was done completely in digital format while barcodes were provided to all members to enable easy transactions.
• Computers with internet capability were added from 4 to 10 units for easy internet access. Two computers donated by UPM Faculty of Medicine and Health Science were also placed.
• 2003 Two discussion rooms were renovated and refurbished into a Post-Graduate Reading Room for the convenience of Medical Post-Graduate officers. These reading rooms are open 24 hours which could be access by a digital control system.
• The internet service was connected to the Library's central server which enabled all the library's workstations to be connected to the internet simultaneously.
• 2008 Starting from 17th of March, 2008, the library has operated from 8.00am to 7.00pm (Monday to Friday)
. 3 CPD Kiosks are provided in the Cyber Room for MyCPD matters.
• 2 June 2008 OVID and Access Medicine online journals are subscribed. For access, please come to the library for details.
• From 1st of July, 2008 onwards, the services are extended from 7.30am to 7.00pm (Monday to Friday).

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