Introduction

JKKN Cultural Arts Resource Centre (PSSB) is a cultural arts information reference centre that support research needs of JKKN staff at the Headquarters and states, cultural arts researchers, IPTA and IPTS students, primary and secondary school students and individuals.

The collections at the Resource Centre consist of various categories of library materials such as books, journals, magazines, volume magazines, paper works, report books, press cuttings, CD, VCD, DVD, and photos. Until now (July 2020), the collection at the Resource Centre exceeds eight thousand titles of materials regarding cultural and arts may it be local or international resources.

In line with the development of information technology, the PSSB materials can be accessed for search by using OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog). At JKKN, the library system uses that of KOHA starting from 24 January 2011. The Resource Centre also provides services such as circulation (borrowing and returning) only for officers and staff, information search, customer service, and any inquiries related to cultural arts references. 

Operating Hours

Monday - Thursday
Break 

8.30 am - 4.30 pm
1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Friday
Break
 
8.30 am - 4.30 pm

12.15 pm - 2.45 pm
Saturday / Sunday /  Public Holiday 

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Membership

Membership registration is open to all JKKN Headquarters and JKKN State officers and staff and. Registration can be done by filling up the membership registration form which can be obtained from the Resource Centre staff. The completed form should be sent to respective staff for registration process. Materials borrowing services are only for JKKN officers and staff . External users and visitors are only allowed to do reference at PSSB. Photocopying service is NOT provided and subject to Copyright Act 1987.

Borrowing PeriodNumber of Books That Can Be Borrowed
2 weeks5 Books

Library Materials Classification System

The Cultural Arts Resource Centre uses the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) System to:

  • Locate materials fast and precise on the racks and returning the materials to its original place;
  • Ensure library materials are arranged in the same batch;
  • Facilitate books arrangement and disposal selection process;
  • Assist in storing few types of statistics such as number of books and borrowing records; and
  • Make it easier for users to find materials direct from the rack (browsing) by referring to the required classification number.

For example: Book on Malaysian People Traditional Musical Instruments
Calling Number: 784.19595 NIK

ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOG (OPAC)
CULTURAL ARTS RESOURCE CENTRE

https://jkkn.koha.my 

Cultural Arts Resource Centre Collection

As at July 2020, the Cultural Arts Resource Centre collection is totaling to more than eight thousand collections consists of the following fractions:

No.CollectionTotalPercentage( % )
1Books402949
2Magazines /Bulletins81510
3Paper Work50068
4Reports6808
5Flyers / Pamphlets81310
6Programme Books1, 13114
7Scripts2683
8CD / VCD / DVD50
Total8231100

Mission

To provide effective information resources, facilities and services through latest technological applications creatively and innovatively in completing the library as the resource centre for research and references.

Vision

To become the premier cultural arts information reference centre in line with the globalization era.

Objective

  • To develop quality and latest library collection to fulfill research and referential needs;
  • To plan and provide complete, latest and effective information services;
  • To provide various communication and information technology facilities in line with the latest development and consumer needs; and
  • To develop and enhance skills among library users in searching and accessing activities, and obtaining quality and precise information.

Suraya binti Omar (Assistant Librarian)
Headquarters, National Department For Culture and Arts
Level 30, TH Perdana Tower,
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.

Telephone No. : 03-26142069
Email                : suraya[at]jkkn.gov.my