Library documentation and Information Centre

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The HCMR Library documentation and Information Centre is the result of a merger in 2003 of the National Centre for Marine Research (established in 1985) and the Institute of Marine Biology of Crete (established in 1987).

The HCMR Library collection itself, however, goes back to 1945 when it formed part of the Hellenic Hydrobiological Institute of the Academy of Athens.

The joint HCMR Library is located in two Research Centres which together constitute the HCMR Centre, in Anavyssos Attiki and in Herakleio, Crete.

The Library's main objective is to collect and disseminate scientific information related to the Aquatic Sciences. It covers relevant subjects such in Marine environment (oceanography, geology, biology, pollution, ichthyology, ichthyopathology, fisheries and aquaculture). In Inland waters environment (lakes, rivers). Brackish waters (lagoons). Fully automated services and access to its bibliographic databases are provided.
This Regulation govern the use of all facilities and resources (Central and branchs) of HCMR Libraries The Regulation are provided as a downloadable PDF. You will need Adobe Reader to access them.

Opening Hours

Anavyssos
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 15:00
(public holidays is closed)
Crete
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 15:00
(public holidays is closed)
Rhodes
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 15:00
(public holidays is closed)
BIGMapLibraryThe Book Collection Books are located in glass-fronted bookselves on the right of the main entrance and are classified by the Universal Decimal Classification (U.D.C.) according to the following main categories used by the Library: 0 Generalities.Science and knowledge. Organization.Information etc 5 Mathematics and natural sciences 51 Mathematics 53 Physics 54 Chemistry 55 Earth sciences. Geology. Meteorology etc 56 Palaeontology 57 Biological sciences in general 58 Botany 59 Zoology 62 Engineering. Technology in general 626 Hydraulic engineering in general 627 Shore engineering 628 Public health engineering. (Water supply, pollution of water sources, sewage, treatment, disposal) 639.2 Fishing.Fisheries 639.3 Fish breeding. Aquaculture A place to look for oversized books is on the bottom shelves. Following these steps will help you locate books Search the Open Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), available through public computers on the same floor or through home       computer. To find books on a topic, do a title keyword or mixed keyword search. Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) database keywords and Subject headings are used to classify materials in the OPAC Catalogue. Write down the call number. Every book has a unique call number according to Universal Decimal Classification System (U.D.C.), accompanied by the first three letters of author surname, which is its address on the shelf. Example: 597:519.2 RAF
The Library supports open access to knowledge.

The providing the οpen access refers to online research outputs that are free of all restrictions on access.

The Open access is applied to all types of published research output free of many restrictions on use.

But there are research outputs with certain copyright with restrictions in open access.

The material is journal articles, book chapters, and monographs (grey literature) theses, papers conference etc.

This section includes databases, e-journal collections, e-dissertations (in Greek) and online conferences. Access, whether open or restricted, to HCMR staff and visitors is indicated in the text.

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The Okeanos is the digital repository system to HCMR

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The members of the consortium have full-text access to electronic journals and books and to bibliographic databases

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Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) is an International Cooperative Information System which comprises an abstracting and indexing service covering the world's literature on the science, technology, management, and conservation of marine, brackish water, and freshwater resources and environments, including their socio-economic and legal aspects. The ASFA bibliographic database is the principal output of the system and it contains approximately 1,000,000 references.

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The Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) aims to provide comprehensive coverage of the world's most important and influential research. To achieve this it indexes the contents of the top 8000 academic journals including all citations (the references listed at the end of articles). The data is divided between three broad subject areas: Science Citation Index (SCI) from 1970 Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) from 1956 Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) from 1975

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Access to the bibliographic and citation database of Elsevier, with simultaneous search to more than 14.000 titles of scientific journals and to the World Wide Web, and possibility of automatic linking to the full text of the articles of the subscribed titles to HEAL-Link. Scopus database includes also citation indexes in all the sectors of science and technology.

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Hellenic Academic Libraries Link The Library is an active contributing member of the Consortium have full-text access to journals, e-books and to bibliographic databases. Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) through shibboleth is supported by a few publishers. Access is allowed through IP address recognition and My-HEAL-Link, which is a personalization service, does not conflict with this process.
European Association of Marine and Aquatic Science Libraries and Information Centres (EURASLIC) The Library is a member of this  forum for discussion in the aquatic science information field and to build discussion links between the member institutions. process.
International Association of Marine and Aquatic Sciences Libraries and Information Centres (IAMSLIC) The Library is a member of this forum for discussion in the aquatic science information field and to build discussion links between the member institutions. process.
National Documentation Centre The Library collaborates with the National Documentation Centre which supports the Serials Union Catalogue  on the electronic interlibrary loan. process.
Mediterranean Aquatic Environmental Libraries and Information Centres Network (MedLibs) The Library is a member of MedLis to share and exchange information and professional advice on aquatic environmental issues related to the Mediterranean. process.
Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) The Library is the Greek ASFA partner,  preparing and coordinating input printed and published in Greece so as to enrich the marine sciences database. process.

Central in Athens

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Library, Documentation and Information Centre
46.7th km. Athens-Sounion Ave.
P.O. Box 712, P.C. 19013
Anavyssos Attiki
Greece
Tel.: +30 2291076321
Fax.: +30 2291076321
E-mail: library@hcmr.gr

Branch in Crete

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Library, Documentation and Information Centre
Gournes Pediados
P.O.Box 2214, P.C. 71003
Heraklion, Crete
Greece
Tel.: +30 2810337735
Fax.: +30 2810337822
E-mail: mstef@hcmr.gr

Branch in Rhodes

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Cos Street, P.O. 85100,
Rhodes, Greece
Tel: +30 2241078320
E-mail: hsr@hsr-ncmr.gr

Library Regulations

This Regulation govern the use of all facilities and resources (Central and branchs) of HCMR Libraries

The Regulation are provided as a downloadable PDF. You will need Adobe Reader to access them.

The Hellenic Centre for Marine Science Library (HCMR Library) is a primary source for marine-related information in Greece; its collections and services are developed and maintained to support HCMR scientific staff as well as the scientific community all over Greece. Currently, the Library collection numbers more than 17,000 volumes of monographs, reprints, reports and over 180 active print journals and also provides access to over 8,000 electronic journals. These represent the culmination of more than one hundred years of collection and compilation, with an eclectic approach which comprizes oceanography, marine biology, marine geology, marine technology, geophysics and climatology, seismology, as well as extensive resources in ecology, zoology, fisheries, aquaculture and limnology. The HCMR Library has an outstanding collection of expedition reports, and a comprehensive collection of documents concerning Greek Waters. In accordance with its collection development policy the HCMR Library gathers material in all formats in order to support the research missions. The primary emphasis is on acquiring current materials, with a special emphasis on digital resources that can be delivered via the World Wide Web. The library seeks the most effective and economical methods possible for its collection acquisitions, licensing, and contracting procedures. Many titles, both foreign and domestic, are received through the library's gift and exchange programme. We invite you to visit our library both physically and electronically, and to participate in shaping its future. The librarians of the HCMR Library hope you find the library collections useful, and they invite your comments, suggestions, and advice.

These are shelved alphabetically on the main Journals' shelves in the centre of Library beside the reading room. Back volumes of periodicals/journals are located in the basement. Ask the Enquiry desk for access to these. Check the Periodical Holdings for journal titles. E-journals are accessible through the Library' s web site, section E-Resources. The access is restricted to HCMR staff and visitors to reading room. Display of Journals Current issues of journals are displayed alphabetically on the display stack in the centre of the reading room (for fifteen days). Greek Journals Collection Straight ahead from the main entrance of the Library at the end of stacks there are two stacks of Greek published journals arranged alphabetically.

Organization Reports are shelved alphabetically under the name of the organization and then the first word of the title, in a stack located at the southwest corner.

These materials remain in the library to help you answer general questions or begin your research. You will find encyclopedias of all sorts, dictionaries, directories, atlases & maps, bibliographies, and annual reports. They are arranged alphabetically by category and are shelved behind the periodical display shelves in the centre of reading room. They are accessed through the OPAC Catalogue.

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