Univerzitet u Zenici
Aras BORIC, graduate librarian
Head of University Library
Tel. +387 32 444 420
Fax. +387 32 444 421
University library of the University of Zenica was founded in the spirit of Bologna reform, therefore it is organized in accordance with the structure of integrated university. In this sense it is specific compared to other higher education and university libraries in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In other words, together with the integration of faculties into the system of integrated university, in 2006 faculty libraries together with the central University library stock were integrated into polycentric University library as its dislocated organizational units.
Currently the University Library is composed of nine dislocated organizational units, or in other words nine dislocated library stocks situated at faculties and Institute. Total library stock is comprised of more than 60 000 units, and half of it is situated at INDOK Centre of Metallurgical Institute „Kemal Kapetanović“. Besides the Institute, more developed stocks can be found at the Faculty of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, Law and Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials.
In the previous period complete formal and normative structure of the University Library was established, and appropriate rulebooks and the University Statute regulations that fully regulate the University Library activities were adopted. In addition to this, a set of procedures that completely cover all library activities and processes was also adopted, and thus the University Library was fully included into the University system of quality assurance.
In 2009 the University Library started the process of building the University library-information system, so-called Virtual Library. It is a long-term process of building central online library catalogue on the COBISS platform (Co-operative Online Bibliographic System and Services), and with this the University library entered into the system COBIB.BH (http://www.cobiss.ba/), Bosnia and Herzegovina National Mutual Bibliographic and Catalogue Data Base which is an integral part of COBISS Network. As a mutual online catalogue, besides bibliographic data, COBIB.BH has the information on the certain stock that libraries own, it offers big opportunities in searching the bibliographic information, but also information on the location and availability of stock in libraries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and University Library of the University of Zenica also.