The formation and development of the Information and educational center is closely linked to the history and development of our University.
The first stage in the library's history began with the opening of the Institute of Oriental Studies in Shymkent in 1992. In 2000, the Institute was reorganized, elevated in status and renamed the South Kazakhstan pedagogical University( SCPU), and in September 2018, the Silkway international University. Due to the increase in the number of students and the book Fund, since 2007, the University has been operating an Educational and information center. As a structural division of the University, it is a center that provides the necessary information for the use of its diverse book collection in the educational process. Changes in the education system in the country put new requirements on the educational process of higher education. Library service is a high demand of users to fulfill their wishes and provide the necessary information.
As you know, the information space and opportunities for it are endless.Therefore, the organization of the Information center is modern, and its quality and efficiency determine not only its future, but also the future of the University.The EIC has a unique and multi- purpose book Fund, which is the center of educational and cultural activities of the University.
Teachers, students and undergraduates of the University are served 5 employees of the EIC.
Users are provided with 5 reading rooms and a subscription. All reading rooms have open access to all information resources. In building A":
1. Open access reading room (220 rooms);
2. Reading room for periodicals and electronic textbooks (218 rooms);
3. Electronic reading room (219 rooms);
4. Subscription (221 rooms);
In the " B" building»:
1. Open access reading room (310 rooms)
In a hostel:
1. Open access reading room (209)
Acquisition Department. The path to the reader's book begins with this section. Currently, the book Fund in the state language is especially popular. The main issue on the agenda is to provide the University with textbooks, high quality of the library Fund, and to replenish the Fund with scarce literature. The main goal of the Department is to replenish the library Fund in close connection with the scientific findings of the University and various sources of compilation and compliance with the profile of academic disciplines. The library collects its resources through additional additions: publications from the University publishing house and charitable Foundation, book exchange, and periodicals. The book Fund is provided with textbooks, manuals and scientific, educational and methodological documents and electronic media resources.
Every year, new teaching AIDS for the University's teaching staff are published, as well as subscriptions to periodicals of the new name.
The Department of reader services. Due to its special features, the library has five reading rooms, including a reading room with periodicals and an electronic reading room. Their main functions are: providing the educational process with literature and providing readers with high-quality and fast service. It offers users special books, magazines, foreign literature, economic and pedagogical, psychological and legal literature and documents at the expense of auxiliary and specialized funds.
Season ticket. By subscribing to textbooks and fiction, readers are provided with the necessary textbooks for the semester. Kazakh, Russian, and foreign classics and art books of contemporaries are particularly popular.
In September of the 2018-2019 academic year, teachers and students of Silkway International University took part in the presentation of new literature in the Kazakh language, which was received by the EIC within the framework of the program " New humanitarian education. 100 new textbooks in the Kazakh language". In each new academic year, we set new goals and new tasks. We are ready to create a qualitatively new information service based on digital technologies for the faculty and students of the University.
Reading room. An important principle of the reading room is the efficiency and accuracy of user orders for the necessary literature, which makes up the entire variety of the library's book collection. The beauty and convenience of the open-access reading room create a favorable environment for creativity. Here you can find many textbooks and dictionaries on foreign languages, periodicals in foreign languages (Arabic, English, German, Uzbek, Turkish), a collection of valuable foreign literature. The universal and industry-specific encyclopedia Fund fully meets the needs of users and attracts the special attention of students.
Reading room of periodicals. Subscriptions to Newspapers and magazines are organized in the course of the educational process for the profiles of all educational programs as an additional tool. All signed periodicals of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Russia and abroad are processed and registered in the IRBIS electronic catalog under the heading "Periodicals". The most up-to -date information can be found by our users in periodicals that are collected in all areas of knowledge.
Electronic resource center. Electronic textbooks are now an integral part of information resources. Qualified specialists provide users with quick and high-quality consultations via e-mail, electronic catalog, and the Internet and teach them to work correctly and competently with databases of electronic resources.
The scientific work is being kept by the PTS of the university, electronic textbooks, special educational programs, the educational-methodical complex of the discipline, databases (multimedia encyclopedias, dictionaries).
Developing a modern scientific and educational process, the EIC implements a system of support for electronic information resources, actively works for all readers to find the necessary materials and make their work more comfortable.
As part of the University's access to the Internet, a local computer network and an electronic reading room were created for users. Expanding the information space, new computer technologies and services are being introduced and improved, programs for library automation are being developed, a database of electronic catalogs is being created, and IRBIS-64 software is being developed.
Electronic catalogs make a great contribution to the learning process of students, as they allow you to quickly get information about existing documents in the library Fund, select a list of necessary textbooks on this topic, quickly learn about published articles in Newspapers and magazines and save time for your readers.
At the same time, students, teachers and employees of the University are provided with free use of the Internet, as well as the use of an electronic reading room, and extensive and free use of the resources of domestic electronic libraries. An agreement was signed with the Association of higher education institutions, the Republican Interuniversity electronic library (RIEL), which also allows you to provide access to information necessary for the educational process, and to fully use their book Fund. Access to the library's electronic catalog database, and access to RIEL information resources is available on our website. Contracts with various Kazakh and foreign databases provide a great opportunity to use the latest literature for University teachers, doctoral students, undergraduates and students in the main programs. It is also possible to send materials in electronic form, digital media to students by personal email based on their request. Due to the growing demand for electronic textbooks, the number of e-books in the library increases every year.
Mass educational work. The information and educational center is an important part of the educational work of the University, the center of spiritual culture and education. The EICholds literary and musical evenings, meetings with poets and writers, conferences, debates and presentations of new books. Employees of the EICare trained in advanced training courses, attend meetings, trainings, round tables, business games and conferences. They actively participate in competitions, programs and projects organized by the University. The effectiveness of the library staff is reflected in the success of their professional development. Our main goal is to meet the requirements of our readers with a huge amount of new information and new technologies.