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Presentation by Susanne von Itter to Euforic/EADI workshop: Showcasing Knowledge and Information Services\'. Geneva, 24 June 2008.

Presentation by Susanne von Itter to Euforic/EADI workshop: Showcasing Knowledge and Information Services\'. Geneva, 24 June 2008.

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  • 1. European Libraries Network for Development EL@ND Susanne von Itter Case for the Workshop: “ Showcasing Knowledge and Information Services” Euforic and the EADI Working Group on Information Management Geneva, 24 June 2008
  • 2. OPTIONAL Screenshot of the service
  • 3. Why the Service Exists
    • For example
      • PURPOSE: To enhance the visibility of libraries specialising in development issues in the EADI network
      • To point out the strengths of the various library collections of the partners
      • USERS: Researchers, students, librarians
      • BENEFITS: To have an access also to older documents, and to have some guidance how to obtain those document. To have a direct link to the network’s libraries.
  • 4. What the Service Does
    • NATURE of the service or application: The possibility to search the catalogues of 11 libraries with one search form, 3 more will be included soon
    • The CONTENT that is provided: a selection of resources that have been screened by librarians
    • Any UNIQUE or INNOVATIVE aspects? Service includes the possibility to search open access journals. In the longer run, links to open archives/repositories and document servers that are available in the EADI network will be added.
  • 5. How the Service is Provided
    • How it is put together: A simple search form that is provided by ISS, based on open source software
    • DELIVERY strategies, devices, tools and products of the service or application: A newsfeed on library news can be subscribed, a guidance on how to obtain a document is given
  • 6. Reflections on the Service
    • Most Significant ACHIEVEMENT of the service: during 2007, the complete website was reworked, a new design implemented, and a dialogue with the partners continued. Two more partner joined the service.
    • Innovative CHARACTERISTICS of the service: libraries are in the focal point, their innovations are being reflected on the EL@ND website, for example their newsfeeds and news
    • An OPPORTUNITY or CHALLENGE facing the service: that it will be used by librarians and researchers as reference tool
  • 7. Take Away Message
    • Try it!
    • Give feedback!
    • Join it!
  • 8. Supplementary Information
    • www.eadi.org/eland
    • [email_address]