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Title: Library cooperation in Belgium


1
Library co-operation in Belgium
  • Julien Van Borm
  • Director UIA-Library
  • University of Antwerp

2

Belgium
  • The country and its structures
  • Belnet

3

Belgium

4

Belgium The country and its structures
  • Population 10.350.000
  • From an centralised to a confederate state
  • 1830 a centralised state
  • By 2003 a federal state
  • Regions
  • Flanders
  • Brussels
  • Wallonia
  • Cultural communities
  • Flemish (60)
  • French (40)
  • German (60.000)

5

Belgium The country and its structures

6

Belgium Research network
  • Network of research institutes Belnet

7

Library co-operation in general
  • Typology of library co-operation.
  • M. Line (UK).Good in se?
  • E. Häkli (FI). Front office and back office

8

Library Co-operation Typology
  • Co-operation activities
  • Co-operative acquisition schemes
  • Nowadays used for the co-operative licence
    schemes for e-information
  • Idea of cross access (Elsevier ScienceDirect)
  • Co-operative retention (depots)
  • Union catalogues
  • Interlending

9

Library Co-operation in general M. Line
  • Once seen as
  • Good in se
  • Question marks (M. Line)
  • Too much concentration on the means
  • Not enough thinking about the ends that
    co-operation is to serve
  • No clear definition of the purposes
  • No look for alternatives
  • Lack of clarity
  • Mostly seen from a national viewpoint
  • Not enough cost conscious

10

Library Co-operation in general E. Häkli
  • Front office
  • All activities directly related to the user
  • User in the library
  • Distant user
  • This is the core business of every library
  • Back office
  • The local library is to free itself from the
    back office tasks
  • Cataloguing
  • Library automation systems
  • Acquisition/organisation of e-information

11

Library Co-operation E. Häkli
  • A national centre should perform these tasks
  • Equipment
  • Know how
  • Funding
  • Ministries
  • Universities
  • Polytechnics
  • Research institutes

12

Library Co-operation E. Häkli
  • Management
  • Co-operation agreement
  • Contract
  • Board
  • Staff
  • Cost accounting and billing
  • Control by
  • Libraries and universities
  • End users

13

Library co-operation in Belgium Public libraries
  • Flanders
  • Legislation (1978 and 2002)
  • A library in each community
  • Library co-operation
  • Neighbouring cities and villages
  • Flemish level (VCOB)
  • Over 300 public libraries
  • Many new library buildings
  • French speaking community
  • Less well organised and developed public
    library structure

14

Library co-operation in Belgium Research libraries
  • Conference of university libraries and the
    Royal library (COBIRA)
  • Union catalogues
  • Acquisitions
  • ILL
  • French speaking Belgium
  • BICfB Consortium for e-info
  • Flanders
  • VOWB (Flemish Research Libraries Council)
  • General co-operation
  • Elektron Consortium for e-info
  • Two library networks

15

Library co-operation in Belgium Products of the
co-operation between research libraries
  • Union catalogues
  • ILL
  • E-info

16

Library co-operation in Belgium Union catalogues
  • Antilope periodicals
  • Physical union catalogue
  • On line
  • Updated on a regular basis
  • Manually
  • Electronically

17

Library co-operation in Belgium Union catalogues
  • CCB
  • Union catalogue of monographs
  • Irregular publication
  • Download from local catalogues
  • SGML format
  • CCB DDT
  • On CD ROM

18

Library co-operation in Belgium Union catalogues
  • UniCat A virtual union catalogue
  • Technology chosen OAI
  • OAI (Open Archives Initiative Standard)
  • Metadata structures
  • Harvesting

19

Library co-operation in Belgium Interlending and
document supply
  • Rules
  • Loans
  • Photocopies
  • Uniform tariffs
  • Internal
  • External
  • Impala the Belgian electronic document
    ordering system
  • Virlib the Belgian electronic document supply
    system

20

Library co-operation in Belgium Impala the
Belgian electronic document ordering system
  • Use
  • End user driven
  • Library controlled
  • Linked with databases
  • Antilope
  • CBB
  • ERL databases
  • ….

21

Library co-operation in Belgium Impala the
Belgian electronic document ordering system
  • General information on IMPALA
  • Making a request
  • Sending of the request
  • Follow up of the request
  • Clearing house
  • Management information
  • Number of (satisfied) requests
  • Main suppliers
  • Response times
  • Costs
  • List of frequently asked titles

22

Library co-operation in Belgium Virlib the
Belgian electronic document supply system
  • Scanning
  • Ariel
  • Appending the scan to the Impala request
  • Virlib servers
  • Virlib users
  • Delivery on the desk of the user
  • Delivery via the library

23

Library co-operation in Belgium The e-library
  • BICfB (French Belgium)
  • Consortium for e-information
  • Secondary databases
  • Primary information full text journals
  • Created by the French speaking universities
  • Run by the libraries of these universities
  • Funding
  • The regional government
  • The universities

24

Library co-operation in Belgium The e-library
  • Elektron (Flanders)
  • Consortium for e-information
  • Secondary sources
  • Primary information full text
  • Creation
  • VOWB (Flemish Research Libraries Council)
  • Flemish Ministry for Research Planning
  • Ministry of Education
  • Funding
  • 2.000.000 EUR/year from government
  • Extra funding from universities

25

Library co-operation in Belgium The library
network consortia
  • Libis Net (K.U. Leuven)
  • Anet (University of Antwerp)

26

Libis Net

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Libis Net
  • Mission
  • To support the participating libraries in their
    library management and in the services they
    provide for their patrons.
  • Partners
  • University libraries
  • Polytechnics
  • Parliament libraries
  • Other research libraries

28

Anet

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Anet
  • Mission
  • Support to the participating libraries and their
    users
  • Library automation
  • E-library
  • Partners
  • University libraries
  • Polytechnic libraries
  • Public library of Antwerp (ANUBIS)
  • Other research libraries
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