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  1. 1. Library Cooperation among the Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Finland International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services ETTLIS 2008 December 18 – 20, 2008 JIIT University, Noida, India AMKIT Consortium by Ulla-Riitta Lahtinen
  2. 2. Polytechnics = Universities of Applied Sciences In Finland:
  3. 3. Library Cooperation among the Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Finland The AMKIT Consortium was founded in 2001 by the Universities of Applied Sciences to coordinate cooperative projects and collaboration between the libraries of the Universities of Applied Sciences. The Consortium functions through its own bodies and member libraries. The statutory decision making bodies of the Consortium are the General Meetings and the Steering Committee . In addition, the Consortium has established various working/specialist groups whose task fields and terms are defined on a case by case basis.
  4. 4. Library Cooperation among the Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Finland
  5. 5. Library Cooperation among the Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Finland Consortium: 26 member libraries (in 2008) General Meeting: each member library is represented, decision making by vote per delegate Steering Committee: elected by General Meeting Chair and Vice-chair six members, each having a personal vice- member all confidential post s Two employee s: Development Manager Planner
  6. 6. Library Cooperation among the Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Finland Working/specialist groups for Cataloguers Electronic resources Education Quality Pedagogics Technology Communications
  7. 7. Library Cooperation among the Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Finland The AMKIT Consortium coordinates centralized services for libraries that support the development of local services and cost efficiency, as well as the libraries’ ability to focus on their core functions. Libraries provide expert services and organized information resources to library customers in order to enhance their professional and human growth, and to develop their skills. Mission
  8. 8. Library Cooperation among the Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Finland The AMKIT Consortium has the role of an innovator within the changing network of cooperation. As holders of expertise, libraries are respected developers of learning environments and teaching. Libraries also promote the effectiveness of research and development activities as well as regional development. Vision
  9. 9. Library Cooperation among the Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Finland Customer oriented approach Anticipation Innovativeness Internationality Cooperation and cultivation of a sense of community Values
  10. 10. Library Cooperation among the Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Finland Flexible production of services Strategic partnership Expertise in library and information services work User oriented information and communication technology solutions Quality and effectiveness Strategic Guidelines
  11. 11. Library Cooperation among the Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Finland www.amkit.fi / AMKIT Consortium Libraries

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