Malaysian Online E-Resources Consortium

Consortial Abbreviation: 
MOLEC
Brief Description: 

Malaysian Online E-Resources Consortium (MOLEC) previously known as the Subcommittee on Commercial Databases was established in 2000 under the National Digital Library System (PERDANA). The Subcommittee was then renamed Databases Committee in 2007 and in 2010 was upgraded to Malaysian Online E-Resources Consortium (MOLEC). The current members are the National Library of Malaysia, Malaysian Citation Centre, 20 Public University Libraries, 5 GLC university libraries, 7 governmental agency libraries, bringing the total number of members to 34.

The objectives of MOLEC are to:
- develop policies on acquisition and subscription of electronic resources, based on the current government rules and regulations
- negotiate on subscription and purchasing of electronic resources with vendors and publishers
- optimize resource sharing among members

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Collections sharing
Electronic content licensing
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Training
Union lists/shared online catalogs
Mailing Address: 
MOLEC, Perpustakaan Jeneral Tun Ibrahim Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia Kem Sungai Besi, 57000 Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA
Country: 
Malaysia
Generic Phone Number: 
+603 7625001 ; +603 762 2616
Fax: 
+603 9051 3429
Staff Contacts: 
Chairperson Mohammed Dzulkarnain Abdul Karim Chief Librarian Perpustakaan Jeneral Tun Ibrahim Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) Kem Sungai Besi, 57000 Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA Email: dzulkarnain@upnm.edu.my Secretary Ahmad Abdul Wafi Bin Abd Karim Perpustakaan Jeneral Tun Ibrahim Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia Kem Sungai Besi, 57000 Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA Email: wafi@upnm.edu.my
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
34
Number of Affiliate Member Libraries: 
0
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Public
Special
Number of Staff: 
2.00