Thursday, October 15, 2009


The HKL Library was established in 1973 under the supervision of Hospital's Management Division. Initially, the Library was staffed only with a Library Assistant whilst its collection and services was made accessible primarily to the doctors at HKL. Gradually, in the 1980's, the Library and its services were upgraded. In the early 1990's, due to space constraints, the Library was shifted to the 4th Floor of the Department of Neurology.
Later in 1996, the HKL Library shifted to its current location which is on the 1st Floor of the HKL Main Block. The Library was later officially opened by the Honorable Dato' Ismail bin Mansor, the then former Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, on the 18th of March 1996.
Coupled with a larger floor space of 9,000 square feet (667.01 sq.meter) and a strategic location speciallly chosen by the Director of HKL, YBhg. Dato' Azizan Aiyob Ghazali, the HKL Library now provides a multitude of amenities and services to the entire HKL staff including customers and attachment/elective students outside HKL. A Library Committee was then appointed to provide advice on the development and implementation of policies, procedures and services.
Currently, the Library holds about 32,000 volumes of printed materials comprising largely of periodicals, books and journals. 12,500 volumes are medical books, 5,930 bound journals, 9,500 loose journals and 4,500 volumes of general periodicals. Currently, the HKL Library subscribes to OVID and Access Medicine online journals. The Library also has a small collection of audiovisual materials in CD-ROM, videotapes, slides, photographs and charts.
Now, the HKL Library is headed by a professional librarian, who manages the Library with the assistance of 7 staff. The HKL Library provides a quiet, pleasant and conducive environment for study. At full capacity, it can provide 100 seats at any given time. Membership is open to everyone (all levels of HKL staff) working for the Hospital and is bound by the library's rules and regulations. Interested parties may register with the library at its help desk.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Library Automation, Networking and Classification

Currently, Integrated Library Automation Utility (ILMU) served the organization of library collection except for serial. The library also provided internet access to the users where 8 personal computers have been allocated for this purpose. We practise booking system or first come first serve basis. The use of PCs for non HKL staff are not allowed. Access to PCs/Internet are subjected to fixed schedule.

Library Cooperation and Resource Sharing

At the national level, we have established close cooperation amongst major medical libraries through the inter-library loan facilities. While at the Ministry of Health level, the HKL Library provides library attachments and training to Library Assistants from other hospital libraries. HKL library also accepts applications from students from local universities for practical training in Library and Information Science.

Library Services

1. Loans
2. References
3. OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)
4. Online Databases/Journals
5. Postgraduate Reading Room
6. ILL (Inter Library Loan)
7. Photocopy Services
8. Cyber Room


-To identify expansion level of facilities of ICT in general hospital
-To investigate the function of ICT in general hospital which use to help the hospital management.
-To management system of hospital more faster, easier and to satisfied to all patient in hospital.
-To compare the facilities of ICT in previous time and now
-To improve our knowledge about ICT
-To complete our assigment

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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