World Bank designates WMSU a Depository
May 7, 2003

The library of the College of Public Administration of Western Mindanao State University is now the official depository for published print publication and CD-ROM produced by the World Bank.

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development based in Washington, D.C., USA has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Western Mindanao State University, designating the WMSU College of Public Administration a depository for formally published print publications and CD-ROM products produced by the Bank. The deposit entitlement begins on the date of designation and is not retroactive.

The University has agreed to collaborate with World Bank designated distributors, depository and regional libraries in the Philippines. The designated library shall keep the Bank under bibliographic control and in good order, placing the material received in the care of trained library staff, and making it accessible to the public during normal business hours. The deposited items are to be made available through inter-library loans within the area to users who cannot visit the library’s facility.

The library agrees to promote availability of the products to its user community, the local academic community, and other libraries throughout the country. It shall also purchase the products by making available to its user community the name and contact information for the designated Bank Publications distributors.

On the other side of the agreement, the World Bank agrees to provide the library with a copy of all print titles formally published by the Bank. The products will be shipped within months of publication. Furthermore, the Bank will provide the library with publication update, a quarterly catalog. Publication update can be used by the library as an accession list. It provides bibliographic detail for newly released and forthcoming items.

The World Bank materials will also be available not only to WMSU constituents, but also to other schools, businessmen and even to members of media, Dr. Gonzales said.

WMSU signed the MOA with the Bank on May 05, 2002.