First Librarian’s Workshop ‘Cuban Fisheries Research Centre’

Along this June 2-6, at the ‘Cuban Fisheries Research Centre’ (Centro de Investigaciones Pesqueras de Cuba, the First Librarian’s Workshop will be celebrated with the participation of the Marine Research Center (Centro de Investigaciones Marinas,, the “Andrés González Lines” Fisheries Maritime Institute (Instituto Marítimo Pesquero “Andrés González Lines”), the Oceanologic Institut (Instituto de Oceanología,, the Marine Bioproducts Center (Centro de Bioproductos Marinos,, the Technical and Scientific Information Institut (Instituto de Información Científica y Tecnológica, and other guests from specialised libraries in diverse subjects coming from other Cuban provinces.
The subjects were:
IAMSLIC and OceanDocs/UNESCO : Advances and Challenges
ASFA updating works
Online Publishers
IDICT bibliographic research
IDICT Technical and Scientific Forum Reference Services
CIP Library at Technical and Scientific Forums
For the 2008-2009 period an agreement was attained on these actions:
1.      To coordinate the CIP Library support regarding the Instituto Marítimo Pesquero “Andrés González Lines” (IMP) IAMSLIC affiliation and what concerns the OceanDocs international project.
2.      OceanDocs digital repository new institutions integration:
–         Marine Research Center (
–         Marine Bioproducts Center (
–         Havanna Bay Cleaning, Conservation and Development State Taskforce (GTE Bahía Habana)
–         Oceanological Institute (
–         “Andrés González Lines” Fisheries Maritime Institute
3.      Sending a letter from CIP ( to the CIM Direction () in order to the ASFA database inclusion of the ‘Revista de Investigaciones Marinas’ (Marine Research Journal,
4.      ASFA CDs network installation in CIM  ( and for all other institutions that are IAMSLIC new members.
5.      On October 14, 2008, to meet at a workshop to check out the national marine sciences libraries services and projects.
6.      To propose the “Andrés González Lines” Fisheries Maritime Institute librarians participation into the CIP ( Technical and Scientific Forums
7.      IMP historical web site design assessment through the CIP Historical Commission.
8.      2009 2nd Librarian’s Workshop at CIP aims definition, along a previous meeting.

Enma Fonseca

Head Librarian  ‘Cuban Fisheries Research Centre’

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