Posted by: bluesyemre | July 13, 2012

6th UNICA Scholarly Communication Seminar: Libraries As Drivers for Change, Université libre de Bruxelles/Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 26-27 November 2012


  • The 6th UNICA Scholarly Communication Seminar: Libraries As Drivers for Change, 26-27 November 2012, will address the issues related to the evolving role and place of the library in the university. University teaching and learning practices as well as information technologies definitely shape the evolution of libraries regarding their services, spaces and contents. The seminar will address visions of the university library from different points of view: what is the academic leadership vision of the library? what is the ideal library seen by students? which services are expected by researchers ? how are professors using library collections and spaces as learning support and teaching environment? Based on these different visions, the seminar will look at how libraries design their services to meet the users’ changing needs, and how to reconcile the different visions. It will explore ways of redefining library contents, developing collections in times of change, dealing with open linked data and sustaining open access publications. The speakers will also deal with the skills required both from users and of librarians to fit in the library of the future. The conference programme features a panel session on rethinking library spaces, from refurbishing an old library, through preparing, building and opening a new one.

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