Digital Libraries à la Carte

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Modular, International Digital Library Course
Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 25-29 August 2008

Ticer’s new, modular course for librarians and publishers "Digital Libraries à la Carte" will be held at Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 25-29 August 2008.

From its ‘menu’ of seven one-day modules (some held in parallel on the same day), you can pick your choice:

  • Module 1: Strategic Developments and Library Management
  • Module 2: Technological Developments – Threats and Opportunities
  • Module 3a: Hands-on – Library 2.0
  • Module 3b: Change – Making it Happen in Your Library
  • Module 4: Libraries – Partners in Research and Open Access
  • Module 5a: Libraries – Partners in Teaching and Learning
  • Module 5b: Put Yourself in the DRIVER’s Seat – Practical Training for Building a European Repository Network

Some subjects covered:

  • Scholars – their behaviour and workflow
  • Marketing research libraries
  • Performance and outcome measures
  • Library automation challenges
  • Intelligent catalogues
  • MESUR project – scholarly usage data
  • OAI Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE)
  • Libraries in Second Life
  • Change management
  • Open Access
  • Research data
  • Institutional repositories
  • The library’s educational role
  • Information literacy
  • Librarian faculty and teaching faculty collaboration
  • Physical learning spaces
  • Practical training in the DRIVER environment

Course director is Silvia Van Peteghem, chief librarian at Ghent University. Top speakers will present their views. Below is just a small selection.

  • Stephen Abram, Vice President Innovation, SirsiDynix, was listed by Library Journal as one of their first "Movers and Shakers"
  • Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research at Vanderbilt University, is creator and editor of the Library Technology Guides
  • Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard is Director of Development at the Aarhus State and University Library in Denmark, where the Summa integrated search interface is being developed
  • Barbara Galik is Executive Director at Bradley University, US and involved in many educational activities in Second Life
  • Wendy P. Lougee, University librarian and McKnight Presidential Professor at the University of Minnesota, has engaged her library in significant assessments of scholarly behaviour
  • Roswitha Poll is an internationally acknowledged expert in the field of performance and outcome measures
  • David Prosser, as Director of SPARC Europe, is much sought-after speaker on Open Access
  • Christina Tovoté, Pedagogical Developer at Stockholm University Library, is responsible for the integration of information literacy in university courses
  • Jan Wilkinson, University Librarian and Director at The University of Manchester, has chaired very successful change management courses at Ticer before
  • Alex Wright is Writer and Information Architect and authored “Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages”

To guarantee a highly interactive programme, the number of participants is limited, lectures contain an interactive component, and two modules offer hands-on sessions in a computer room. The course is recommended by JISC, DEFF – Denmark’s Electronic Research Library, CBU/KUB – the conference of university libraries in Switzerland, NFF – the Norwegian Association of Special Libraries, the DRIVER II project, and The Helsinki University Libraries.

The course website can be found at

If you register before 1 June 2008, you will get a €150 discount. There are special discounts for DRIVER II participants and associates.

A profound update in just one to five days? Then Tilburg is the place to be this summer!

Further information
Ms Jola Prinsen
Manager Ticer
Tilburg University
Library and IT Services
P.O. Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
The Netherlands
Tel.+31 13 466 8310
Fax +31 13 466 8383