Prior to higher education reform, the University of Montenegro tended to develop as a loose association of separate organizational units and the University members, the University holding the greatest administrative and organizational autonomy and independence. The library system tended to develop in the same direction – with the central University library as the University member and libraries of faculties and institutes, which completely autonomously and independently worked under the auspices of the faculties and universities as their own organizational units.
A number of factors, such as the development of information technologies, the exponent growth of knowledge, globalisation as a world-wide process and university reform, rapidly transformed contemporary academic libraries and made them become information centres that enable access to a broad spectrum of knowledge resources and information objects.
This paper argues that the application of new teaching methods together with quality assessment of higher education institutions depend directly on the quality of teaching aids and services available to both students and teachers. For that purpose it is necessary to ensure the co-operation between teachers, pedagogues, librarians and information and telecommunication professionals.
The article is dealing with the issue, what are the reasons that bibliometrics has appeared in the second half of 20th century as additional element in R&D evaluations (along peer review which has longer historical tradition).
The network of university libraries in Serbia is becoming increasingly more complex. At the moment, Serbia has seven state universities and just as many private universities. Private universities are as real as the many changes likely to happen in state universities.
The article presents the way in which bibliographic information quality is assured within the COBISS.SI shared cataloguing. A special emphasis has been given on the activities related to the implementation of the provisions of the Rules on Issuing the Permission for Shared Cataloguing.
Cataloguing rules strongly inﬂuence the quality of bibliographic data, which is made obvious through the COBISS system, where data has to be transferred to the system’s data format.
The article presents the course of the preparation and experience of Specialised Information Centres (OSIC) with the veriﬁcation of bibliographic units according to the typology of documents in the COBISS system within the framework of the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS).
The project of developing the COBISS.SI General List of Subject Headings (SGC) has been running since 2000, in cooperation between the Institute of Information Science (Institut informacijskih znanosti, IZUM) and six Central Specialised Information Centres.