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TEMPUS Programme


Programme of international seminar: "UNI-LIB: University Library of Today and Tomorrow. Lessons from COPETER Project"

The two-days' seminar will take place on the 5th and 6th of April, 2004 in St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University.

5th of April, 2004
The international seminar

Conference hall of the Institute of International Programs of the St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University. Address: Grazdansky prospect, 28.

Simultaneous interpreting from English to Russian and from Russian to English.

9:30 - 10:00 Registration of the seminar participants
10:00 - 10:15 Opening.
Speech of welcome from Rector of St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University Michail Fedorov.
Speech of welcome from Vice Rector for International Affairs of St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University Dmitry Arseniev.
10:15 - 10:40 Natalia Sokolova, Deputy Director ICLIS SPbSPU
Consortium approach for the modernization of library management
Modern technologies allow a library to become an information center. The new approach for library services relies on a wide use of external information resources. Joining a consortium provides the necessary conditions for realizing the work in a "virtual library" environment. The report deals with the results of the Copeter project, primarily oriented towards the development of electronic document ordering and supply. However, Copeter has had an impact on many sides of the library activities.
10:40 - 11:05 Julien van Borm, Library Director, Antwerp University
Copeter and the user
Copeter is all about improving the information provision for the end users in the university. This goal has to be realized in a time of great changes for libraries worldwide, often the result of the new information technologies. The old paradigm of the paper based library is not valid any more in the early XXI century. The library from now onwards has to renew itself continuously in order to provide cost effective services to its clients, including the participation in the e-learning environment.
11:05 - 11:30 Sergei Shaposhnikov, Vice Rector for International Affairs, Elena Afanasieva, Library Director, Olga Smirnova, Library Deputy Director, Rozalia Souchova, Library Deputy Director, St. Petersburg Elektrotechnical University "LETI"
Future orientation in ETU library development
The ETU Library development strategy is based on the wide use of innovative approach and methods including new information technologies in the academic process and scientific research. In the frames of this strategy, the university library should be transformed into the integrated university center for information services provision. It should also act as an experienced information resource navigator for different categories of users. The report presents in more details the implementation of this strategy at ETU "LETI".
11:30 - 11:55 Ninel Plemnek, Director of the Main Library, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University
New strategy of the library development
The shift of the Russian higher education paradigm urges the university library to provide information support, adapted to modern users demands and based upon enabling networking technologies. The report presents managerial and technological solutions, adopted by the SPbSTU - library.
11:55 - 12:20 John D.Gilbert and Peter T M. Niesten, University Library, Universiteit Maastricht
Document delivery as part of the user services at UM

The ultimate composition of the University Library's services is determined by three major forces:

  • Library: continued improvement of library services by apt application of new technology and careful selection of media and information products
  • Faculty management: appropriate allocation of funds to library services
  • Library users: explication of information needs and requirements for research and education.

    The responsibility for directing this "troika" is that of the library. The library must be aware of new technical possibilities; it must also understand fully the needs of its customers and actively lobby for sufficient funding to meet these needs. How the University Library does this will be explained with the aid of examples such as document delivery services.

12:20 - 13:30 Lunch for the workshop participants
13:30 - 13:55 Lubov Mats, Head of Department, Olga Nikitina, Library Deputy Director, Scientific library of the St. Petersburg University of Economy and Finance
The user - his attitude to new library services (upon the results of the user survey)
The characteristic feature of the university library is the dynamic development of its information landscape. How does the user adapt to new library services? What products and services does he/she prefer? This report is based on the user survey in the three university libraries participating in the Copeter project. The outcomes of the survey will be used in defining goals and strategies for future library services development.
13:55 - 14:20 Jan Corthouts, Library Deputy Director, Antwerp University
A (union) catalogue for the user: the desktop concept of UA
The library catalogue has always been the most important library service for distant users. Many libraries are now adding other interactive services to their library home page. The University of Antwerp has introduced within its library system the concept of an end user desktop. This desktop is driven by metadata and parameters and allows the library to build a dynamic set of web pages and to publish interactive services for their distant users. This paper describes the general concept and will demonstrate some of the features.
14:20 - 14:45 Olga Smirnova, Library Deputy Director, Victor Pirog, Head of Library Automation Department, St. Petersburg Elektrotechnical University "LETI"
User demand based development of the e-library at ETU
The report deals with the strategy of developing the electronic library as part of the ETU library collection. Emphasis is put on the reader demand aspects. The results of the Copeter user survey carried out in the library prove that the electronic library is already widely accepted by the end users.
14:45 - 15:10 Elena Dementieva, Deputy Director of the Main Library, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University
Document ordering and delivery: how does it work in the electronic environment?
Promotional activities for new services, especially when these are provided under advanced technologies, are a prerequisite for the success of these new services. However, these promotional activities will not work if the target user group would not be ready for using the new service. This report deals with the promotional aspects of the new services developed under the Copeter project.
15:10 - 15:35 Rustam Usmanov, leading programmer, ICLIS, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University
Technical issues of ILL service development
Various components of the ILDS automation software have been developed and installed in SPbSTU during the last years. The study of EU solutions for ILDS within the Copeter project broadened the application field and improved its functionality. This paper deals with the architectural issues of the service development and its features in a networking environment with an increasing number of participants.
15:35 - 16:00 Final discussion

6th of April, 2004
Master class on library automation and consortia services, based on the RUSLAN software solutions.

Reading Hall of the Main Library of the St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University. Address: Polytehnicheskaya street 29 Main building.

Language: Russian

10:00 - 13:00 On line demonstrations
On-line demonstration of operations, supporting "the book path" (and not only the book, but CD-ROM, electronic resource, etc.) in the library system environment.

When the library collection does not hold the required document, the user goes for consortium services

Future trends of library information services development

13:00 - 13:30 coffee break

13:30 - 15:00 training class
In the library training class, created with support from the Copeter project, you will have a chance to try by yourself different parts and functions of the library automation system. You will get consultancy and help from STU library staff, experienced in the use of local library automation, ETU and FINEC library staff, experienced in consortia library services development, and from the "RUSLAN" library system development team.