Introduction to Leiden University Libraries

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Introduction to Leiden University Libraries

  1. 1. Discover the world at Leiden University UBL: Partner in Knowledge Kurt De Belder University Librarian Director Leiden University Libraries & Leiden University Press
  2. 2. Discover the world at Leiden University LEIDEN UNIVERSITY Some facts & figures (2012/2013)
  3. 3. Discover the world at Leiden University  Founded in 1575 by Prince William of Orange.  Praesidium Libertatis (‚bastion of freedom‛).  Oldest university in the Netherlands.  Two locations: Leiden & The Hague.  Broad research intensive university (Archeology, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Campus The Hague).  Consistently belongs to top 20 European universities (Ranking worldwide: 74 [ARWU 2013]; 75 [QS World UR 2012]; 64 [THES 2012]).  Founding member of League of European Research Universities (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Universitat de Barcelona, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Université de Genève, Universität Heidelberg, Helsingin yliopisto (University of Helsinki), Universiteit Leiden, KU Leuven, Imperial College London, University College London, Lunds universitet, Università degli Studi di Milano, Ludwig-Maximilans-Universität München, University of Oxford, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Université Paris-Sud 11, Université de Strasbourg, Universiteit Utrecht, Universität Zürich)
  4. 4. Discover the world at Leiden University  Budget: € 514 mln.  Students: 20.684  PhD promotions: 383  Staff: 3.256 FTE (excl. Faculty of Medicine & Leiden University Medical Centre)  50 BA and 250 MA programmes  Scholary publications: 5.350
  5. 5. Discover the world at Leiden University LEIDEN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Since 1575
  6. 6. Discover the world at Leiden University Its significance for European culture cannot be overestimated: it is a part of a small number of cultural centres that gave direction to the development and spread of knowledge during the Enlightenment. The importance of these centres lies in the simultaneous presence of a unique collection of exceptional sources and scholars. Christiane Berkvens-Stevelinck: Magna Commoditas, 2001
  7. 7. Discover the world at Leiden University An essential benchmark [...] not only for the teeming collection of extraordinary materials it has scrupulously gathered and maintained over a sustained period of time, but most of all for being the world's first scholarly library in a truly modern sense. The litany of 'firsts' recorded at Leiden is dazzling - the first printed catalogue to be prepared by an institution of its holdings, the first attempt to identify and maintain what today are known as 'special collections,' the first systematic attempt to develop a corps of influential friends, patrons, and benefactors throughout the world, the first 'universal' library, the list goes on and on - and underpinning it all is a humanistic approach to education and discovery that has figured prominently throughout its history, along with an unbending belief in the limitless potential of human inquiry. Nicholas A. Basbanes
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  9. 9. Discover the world at Leiden University LEIDEN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES East Asian Library Law Library Library Learning Centre Campus The Hague Science Libraries Social and Behavioural Sciences Library University Library A modern research library supporting research & teaching
  10. 10. Discover the world at Leiden University LEIDEN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES A recent history
  11. 11. Discover the world at Leiden University  1st strategic plan For Research & Education 2006-2010.  2006: reorganisation of the University Library (UB).  2009: University Library and all institute and faculty libraries under one leadership.  2010: reorganisation to create one organisation: Leiden University Libraries (UBL).  2011: new strategic Plan: Partner in Knowledge 2011-2015
  12. 12. Discover the world at Leiden University LEIDEN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Some figures(2012)
  13. 13. Discover the world at Leiden University 2012 2011 6 library locations 5 8 new Virtual Research Environments 4 17 int. guest researchers, Brill & Elsevier fellows 20 94 opening hours per week (UB location) 94 112,4 library staff (fte) 118,9 358 courses taught 289 500+ databases 500+ 848 subscribers receiving 18 Snapshots 750 1.052 new publications in Leiden Repository 1.490 1.400 study spaces incl. 336 with computer in 2012 1.400 2.006 visitors for 4 in-house exhibits 5.736 5.932 course participants 3.945 16.000+ opening hours (all UBL locations) 16.000+ 21.000 printed book acquisitions 19.748 40.500+ e-journals 39.000+
  14. 14. Discover the world at Leiden University 2012 2011 61.899 questions answered (desks, phone, online) 65.158 91.649 use of (parts of) e-books 61.841 212.684 loans 237.857 375.315 unique visitors website 340.510 1.045.000+ e-books 1.000.000+ 1.400.000+ downloads in Leiden Repository 930.000 2.600.000+ articles used in e-journals 2.500.000+ 4.200.000+ books 4.200.000+ 4.364.000+ searches in the catalogue 2.344.500+
  15. 15. Discover the world at Leiden University LEIDEN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Strategic Plan – Partner in Knowledge Goals Focus areas
  16. 16. Discover the world at Leiden University Leiden University Libraries – Strategic plan 2011-2015: Partner in Knowledge http://media.leidenuniv.nl/legacy/meerjarenbeleidsplan-ubl-2011-2015.pdf http://media.leidenuniv.nl/legacy/meerjarenbeleidsplan-ubl-2011-2015.pdf
  17. 17. Discover the world at Leiden University  UBL is a knowledge junction of Leiden University, where information is produced, curated, used and shared – in situ as well as virtually.  The UBL collections should serve as raw material for research and teaching at Leiden University.  The embedded library: students and researchers should have extensive access to the UBL collections and services – however, wherever, whenever.  Innovation: UBL has an innovative attitude so that it can prepare itself and its users to new developments and possibilities within its purview.  Knowledge organisation: UBL offers a sparkling and stimulating work environment in the challenging world of scholarly information, in combination with a pleasant atmosphere and excellent secondary benefits.
  18. 18. Discover the world at Leiden University  Library as expert centre in digital information for research & education.  Partner in research & education.  Library Learning Centre.  Digital information skills.  Deployment of Special Collections in research & education.  Societal role: visibility of Special Collections & Podium 071.  Fundraising.  Collaboration.
  19. 19. Discover the world at Leiden University  New areas of expertise in research support: o Research registration (production) o Virtual Research Environments (production) o Data management & curation (pilots) o Data Management Office (production) o Text & data mining (exploring project) o Copyright Office (production) o GIS (exploring project) o Publication support (exploring project) o IPR & patent information (exploring project)  New initiatives in research dissemination: o Leiden University Press (production) (www.lup.nl) o Founding partner in OAPEN (production) (www.oapen.org) o Partner in Knowledge Unlatched (pilot) (www.knowledgeunlatched.org)
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  21. 21. Discover the world at Leiden University  New developments in teaching support o VRE’s for education (pilots) o Thesis repository (BA/MA) (production) o Digital info skills in curriculum (production) o Support for OpenCourseWare (pilots) o Support for MOOCS (pilots) o Library Learning Centres (space) (production)  Digital has preference (4/5 of the information budget is allocated to digital materials).  We want to do more with our collections than just make them available for human reading (grondstof).
  22. 22. Discover the world at Leiden University  Important for Leiden University Libraries: o One organisation in 2010 o Strategic plan developed with library staff o Changes in function profiles (e.g. subject specialists) o Within appointments time explicitly allocated for development of new expertise o Focus on working in projects o Sufficient funding for staff training and development
  23. 23. Discover the world at Leiden University  Approach o Increased emphasis on expertise approach instead of subject approach. o Balance between own expertise and mediation. o Collaboration is central: with faculty & researchers, research groups, teaching & research units, academic affairs, computing centre, CWTS and external partners such as SURF, national data archives (DANS & 3TU.Datacentre), Microsoft Research. o Bottom up but accompanied by strategic discussion at leadership level of university.
  24. 24. Discover the world at Leiden University Research life cycle Leo Waaijers: The DARE Chronicle: Open Access to Research Results and Teaching Material in the Netherlands, Ariadne, 53, October 30, 2007. http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/waaijers CollaborationwithLURIS CollaborationwithCWTS Publicationadvice FoundingmemberOAPEN Publicationpagesoffaculty Harvestingofrepository Collaborationw.nationaldataarchives Collaborationwithe-Depot FacultyDigitalArchives DigitalAuthorIdentifiers(DAI) CurrentResearchInformationSystem LeidenUniversityPress InstitutionalRepository CopyrightOffice DataInformationOffice DataLabs VirtualResearchEnvironments
  25. 25. Discover the world at Leiden University Research life cycle Collaboration with LURIS Collaboration with CWTS Publication advice Founding member OAPEN Publication pages of faculty Harvesting of repository Collaboration w. national data archives Collaboration with e-Depot Faculty Digital Archives Digital Author Identifiers (DAI) Current Research Information System Leiden University Press Institutional Repository Copyright Office Data Information Office DataLabs Virtual Research Environments
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  27. 27. Discover the world at Leiden University LEIDEN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES PARTNER IN KNOWLEDGE Importance of physical space
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  29. 29. Discover the world at Leiden University Ambitious programme started in 2007 University Library  WiFi throughout the building (December 2007)  Opening Special Collection Reading Room Dousa (March 2008)  Fire extinguishing systems installed and in use in the closed stacks and the special collections vaults (July 2008)  Information Centre Huygens opened (December 2008)  Conference and lecture rooms refurbished (2009)  Library entrance and café (December 2009)  Exhibition space (March 2010)  Study Area 1st floor, reference library special collections 2nd floor (2012-2013)  Media room ground floor (September 2013)  Asian Library as additional floor (2015)
  30. 30. Discover the world at Leiden University Science Libraries  Refurbishment Gorlaeus Library (2009)  Refurbishment Snellius Bibliotheek (2012) East Asian Library  Integration of the Libraries for Chinese, Japanese & Korean (2010) Campus Den Haag  Library Learning Centre opened (3 september 2012)
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  34. 34. Discover the world at Leiden University LEIDEN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES PARTNER IN KNOWLEDGE Virtual Research Environments & DataLabs
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  37. 37. Discover the world at Leiden University Tales of the Revolt, prof. dr. Judith Pollmann, FGW Enemies of the State, prof. dr. Beatrice de Graaf, CDH Splitting and Clustering Grammatical Information, prof. dr. Roberta d’Alessandro, FGW Jus Post Bellum, prof. Dr. Carsten Stahn, FdR Bridging the Unbridgeable, prof. dr. Ingrid Tieken, FGW Connecting in Times of Duress, prof. dr. Mirjam de Bruijn, FSW Beyond Agenda Setting, dr. Peter van Aelst, FSW Montesquieu Institute, dr. Arco Timmermans, FdR Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, FSW Photographic Conservation, prof. dr. Kitty Zijlmans, FGW Noradrenergic control of human cognition, dr. Sander Nieuwenhuis, FSW Protagoras Sources, dr. Marlein van Raalte, FGW
  38. 38. Discover the world at Leiden University LEIDEN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES PARTNER IN KNOWLEDGE Infrastructure in the cloud
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  40. 40. Discover the world at Leiden University LEIDEN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
  41. 41. Discover the world at Leiden University  Largest holdings of Dutch medieval manuscripts  Internationally renowned Near and Far Eastern collections of manuscripts and books  Major holdings in early western printed books  Oldest and most complete photograph collection in the Netherlands  Print room: substantial holdings of prints, drawings and portraits  The complete University Archives  Extensive private archives (authors, scholars, societies and organizations)  Extensive maps and atlases collection
  42. 42. Discover the world at Leiden University LEIDEN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES SPECIAL COLLECTIONS SCALIGER INSTITUTE Research & teaching
  43. 43. Discover the world at Leiden University Connect researchers with our special collections Close collaboration between University Libraries and faculties Scaliger professor Scaliger, Brill, Elsevier & Van de Sande fellowships: > 187 scholars from > 25 countries in the past 13 years Symposia, lectures, research projects, winter school, publications, exhibits
  44. 44. Discover the world at Leiden University LEIDEN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES SPECIAL COLLECTIONS FACILITIES & SERVICES Reading Room Special Collections Dousa
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  46. 46. Discover the world at Leiden University LEIDEN UNIVERSTY LIBRARIES SPECIAL COLLECTIONS FACILITIES & SERVICES Making collections accessible Extensive cataloging efforts (often with external funding) Use of new techniques and international standards (Mass) digitization Digitization on demand
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  53. 53. Discover the world at Leiden University LEIDEN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES SPECIAL COLLECTIONS FACILITIES & SERVICES Geïntegreerd in onderzoek en onderwijs Seminars Clusius Research Project
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  56. 56. Discover the world at Leiden University LEIDEN UNIVERSTY LIBRARIES SPECIAL COLLECTIONS FACILITIES & SERVICES Caretaker of human memory Specialized conservation department UNESCO Memory of the World Safe environment
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  60. 60. Discover the world at Leiden University LEIDEN UNIVERSTY LIBRARIES SPECIAL COLLECTIONS FACILITIES & SERVICES Societal Outreach Events, lectures, symposia In house exhibitions Collaboration with major museums
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  66. 66. Discover the world at Leiden University VOICES FROM THE PRESS
  67. 67. Discover the world at Leiden University City of Books. Seven Centuries of Reading in Leiden. Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden. 22/02/2008 – 01/06/2008
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  69. 69. Discover the world at Leiden University ‚Leiden book history; ‘City of Books’ is a gem‛ NRC Next, 25 April 2008 ‚We knew Leiden was a city of refugees, of museums and of discoveries. But today one more aspect has been added: Leiden - city of books. […] scores of exquisitely illustrated books and unique writings.‛ Leidsch Dagblad, 21 February 2008
  70. 70. Discover the world at Leiden University Toward the Golden Age - Hendrick Goltzius & Jacob de Gheyn II Limburgs Museum, Venlo 28/11/2009 – 28/02/2010
  71. 71. Discover the world at Leiden University ‚Not large, but great‛ Dagblad De Limbuger, 1 December 2009 ‚Goltzius made virtuoso and flawless engravings‛ NRC Handelsblad, 7 December 2009
  72. 72. Discover the world at Leiden University Photography! A special collection at Leiden University The Hague Museum of Photography 23/01/2010 – 18/04/2010
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  75. 75. Discover the world at Leiden University ‚It’s all about these surprises.‛ De Volkskrant, 29 January 2010 ‚It is for the very first time that the photograph collection of Leiden University Library is exhibited on such a grand scale. […] Internationally the fame of the Leiden collection is tremendous.‛ NRC Handelsblad, 23 January 2010
  76. 76. Discover the world at Leiden University ‚The treasure trove of Leiden. Leiden University manages a world class photograph collection.‛ Focus 97, February 2010 ‚Paean to the spirit of the age in 170 photographs.‛ Het Parool, 25 January 2010
  77. 77. Discover the world at Leiden University In Atmosferic Light. Picturalism in Dutch Photography 1890-1925 Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam 01/04/2010 – 20/06/2010
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  79. 79. Discover the world at Leiden University ‚The treasures of Leiden were never before revealed on such a large scale. […] In short, a feast of recognition.‛ Trouw, 23 April 2010 ‚There are many mysteries in the exhibition […] many ‘double entendres’, many things that are different from what they appear to be.‛ Vrij Nederland, 15 May 2010
  80. 80. Discover the world at Leiden University Erwin Olaf: Relief of Leiden Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden & Leiden University Library 29/09/2011 – 08/01/2012
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  82. 82. Discover the world at Leiden University ‚An image that can compete with history paintings with regard to dynamics, composition, tempered light and reduced colours.‛ Trouw, 29 September 2011 ‚Olaf’s interpretation of the Siege is harder, darker, probably more realistic, than those in the traditional idealized history paintings. With his images of plague doctors, he shows that the plague – according to the latest research from Leiden University – led to more deaths than hunger.‛ NRC Handelsblad, 28 September 2011
  83. 83. Discover the world at Leiden University Sweet & Salt: Water and the Dutch Kunsthal Rotterdam 14/02/2012 – 10/06/2012
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  85. 85. Discover the world at Leiden University Turcksche boucken. The Oriental Collection of Levinus Warner, Dutch diplomat in Istanbul Museum Meermanno 15/12/2012 – 03/03/2013
  86. 86. Discover the world at Leiden University World Treasures! From Cicero to Erwin Olaf. Discover the Special Collections of Leiden University. Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden 09/03/2013 – 30/06/2013
  87. 87. Discover the world at Leiden University LEIDEN UNIVERSTY LIBRARIES COLLABORATION & PARTNERSHIPS Memberships NVB, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Beroepsbeoefenaren in de bibliotheek-, informatie- en kennissector UKB, samenwerkingsverband Nederlandse universiteitsbibliotheken en KB FOBID, Federatie van Organisaties in het Bibliotheek-, Informatie- en Documentatiewezen LIBER, Association of European Research Libraries IFLA, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions OCLC, Research Library Partnership
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  89. 89. Discover the world at Leiden University More information: http://library.leiden.edu k.f.k.de.belder@library.leidenuniv.nl http://www.linkedin.com/in/kurtdebelder @KurtDeBelder

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