Heritage and Innovation at an 800-Year Old University
The University of Salamanca Libraries
José A. Merlo Vega, PhD
Univer...
University of Salamanca
● The University of Salamanca was founded in 1218.
● Academic community is formed by 35,000 studen...
University of Salamanca Libraries
http://bibliotecas.usal.es
SPACES
25 branches
4 cities
9 campuses
Libraries in facts
COLLECTIONS
1,100,000 books
3,400 manuscripts and incunabula
51,...
Heritage and Innovation
Historical
Library
The main objective of the Historical Library is to
preserve its bibliographic h...
Heritage and Innovation
The repository Gredos includes two sections with digitised
collectios from the old library and the...
Heritage and
Innovation
Traditional and embeded services:
support, training, reference, social
media, etc.
Past, present, and future University
Li...
Electronic resources and federated search.
Cooperative projects and services.
Past, present, and future University
Library
Mobile services and information.
Application and web adaptation.
Thinking in a mobile world
Ebooks access, downloan and lending.
Providers, repository and own platform.
Cielo platform: one ebook, one patron, one pe...
University of Salamanca
Web USAL: http://www.usal.es
Libraries: http://bibliotecas.usal.es
Repository: http://gredos.usal....
Heritage and Innovation at an 800-Year Old University
The University of Salamanca Libraries
José A. Merlo Vega, PhD
Univer...
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The University of Salamanca (USAL) was founded in 1218, and its Library was created in 1254. Currently the University of Salamanca Libraries is a network of 25 branches and its services that combine tradition, focused on the preservation of historical collections, and modernity, offering pioneering digital services in Spain. Dr. Merlo, USAL Library Services Director and Library and Information Science Professor, will describe the organization, services and resources of the University of Salamanca Libraries and will open up a discussion on the challenges and future of Spanish libraries and LIS education

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Heritage and Innovation at an 800-Year Old University: The University of Salamanca Libraries

  1. 1. Heritage and Innovation at an 800-Year Old University The University of Salamanca Libraries José A. Merlo Vega, PhD University of Salamanca September 13th , 2013
  2. 2. University of Salamanca ● The University of Salamanca was founded in 1218. ● Academic community is formed by 35,000 students, 2,300 faculty members and 1,300 support staff (170 librarians and staff working in libraries) ● Library system has 25 branches: historic library, general library, campus or content area libraries, school or department libraries, and remote storage ● Programs in Library and Information Studies: undergraduate, graduate & PhD.
  3. 3. University of Salamanca Libraries http://bibliotecas.usal.es
  4. 4. SPACES 25 branches 4 cities 9 campuses Libraries in facts COLLECTIONS 1,100,000 books 3,400 manuscripts and incunabula 51,000 old books (before 1800) 21,000 e-books 8,500 current print serials 24,500 electronic journals (subscription) multimedia, databases, devices, etc.
  5. 5. Heritage and Innovation Historical Library The main objective of the Historical Library is to preserve its bibliographic holdings, bringing together conservation and access.
  6. 6. Heritage and Innovation The repository Gredos includes two sections with digitised collectios from the old library and the historical archive: Institutional Archive and Digital Library. Digital Library
  7. 7. Heritage and Innovation
  8. 8. Traditional and embeded services: support, training, reference, social media, etc. Past, present, and future University Library
  9. 9. Electronic resources and federated search. Cooperative projects and services. Past, present, and future University Library
  10. 10. Mobile services and information. Application and web adaptation. Thinking in a mobile world
  11. 11. Ebooks access, downloan and lending. Providers, repository and own platform. Cielo platform: one ebook, one patron, one period. Embracing Ebooks
  12. 12. University of Salamanca Web USAL: http://www.usal.es Libraries: http://bibliotecas.usal.es Repository: http://gredos.usal.es Ebook lending: http://cielo.usal.es Education LIS: http://exlibris.usal.es
  13. 13. Heritage and Innovation at an 800-Year Old University The University of Salamanca Libraries José A. Merlo Vega, PhD University of Salamanca September 13th , 2013 Thank you Gracias merlo@usal.es merlovega

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