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Library co-operation in Belgium. Julien Van Borm Director UIA-Library University of Antwerp. Belgium. The country and its structures Belnet. Belgium. Belgium The country and its structures. Population: 10.350.000 From an centralised to a confederate state

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Library co-operation in Belgium

Julien Van Borm

Director UIA-Library

University of Antwerp


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Belgium

The country and its structures

Belnet



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Belgium

The country and its structures

Population: 10.350.000

From an centralised to a confederate state

1830 a centralised state

By 2003 a federal state

Regions

Flanders

Brussels

Wallonia

Cultural communities

Flemish (60%)

French (40%)

German (60.000)


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Belgium

The country and its structures


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Belgium

Research network

Network of research institutes: Belnet


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Library co-operation in general

Typology of library co-operation.

M. Line (UK).Good in se?

E. Häkli (FI). Front office and back office


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Library Co-operation

Typology

Co-operation activities

Co-operative acquisition schemes

Nowadays used for the co-operative licence schemes for e-information

Idea of cross access (Elsevier ScienceDirect)

Co-operative retention (depots)

Union catalogues

Interlending


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Library Co-operation in general

M. Line

Once seen as

Good in se

Question marks (M. Line)

Too much concentration on the means

Not enough thinking about the ends that co-operation is to serve

No clear definition of the purposes

No look for alternatives

Lack of clarity

Mostly seen from a national viewpoint

Not enough cost conscious


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Library Co-operation in general

E. Häkli

Front office

All activities directly related to the user

User in the library

Distant user

This is the core business of every library

Back office

The local library is to free itself from the back office tasks

Cataloguing

Library automation systems

Acquisition/organisation of e-information


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Library Co-operation

E. Häkli

A national centre should perform these tasks

Equipment

Know how

Funding

Ministries

Universities

Polytechnics

Research institutes


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Library Co-operation

E. Häkli

Management

Co-operation agreement

Contract

Board

Staff

Cost accounting and billing

Control by

Libraries and universities

End users


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Library co-operation in Belgium

Public libraries

Flanders

Legislation (1978 and 2002)

A library in each community

Library co-operation

Neighbouring cities and villages

Flemish level (VCOB)

Over 300 public libraries

Many new library buildings

French speaking community

Less well organised and developed public library structure


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Library co-operation in Belgium

Research libraries

Conference of university libraries and the Royal library (COBIRA)

Union catalogues

Acquisitions

ILL

French speaking Belgium

BICfB: Consortium for e-info

Flanders

VOWB (Flemish Research Libraries Council)

General co-operation

Elektron: Consortium for e-info

Two library networks


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Library co-operation in Belgium

Products of the co-operation between research libraries

Union catalogues

ILL

E-info


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Library co-operation in Belgium

Union catalogues

Antilope: periodicals

Physical union catalogue

On line

Updated on a regular basis

Manually

Electronically


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Library co-operation in Belgium

Union catalogues

CCB

Union catalogue of monographs

Irregular publication

Download from local catalogues

SGML format

CCB DDT

On CD ROM


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Library co-operation in Belgium

Union catalogues

UniCat: A virtual union catalogue

Technology chosen: OAI

OAI (Open Archives Initiative Standard)

Metadata structures

Harvesting


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Library co-operation in Belgium

Interlending and document supply

Rules

Loans

Photocopies

Uniform tariffs

Internal

External

Impala: the Belgian electronic document ordering system

Virlib: the Belgian electronic document supply system


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Library co-operation in Belgium

Impala: the Belgian electronic document ordering system

Use

End user driven

Library controlled

Linked with databases

Antilope

CBB

ERL databases

….


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Library co-operation in Belgium

Impala: the Belgian electronic document ordering system

General information on IMPALA

Making a request

Sending of the request

Follow up of the request

Clearing house

Management information

Number of (satisfied) requests

Main suppliers

Response times

Costs

List of frequently asked titles


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Library co-operation in Belgium

Virlib: the Belgian electronic document supply system

Scanning

Ariel

Appending the scan to the Impala request

Virlib servers

Virlib users

Delivery on the desk of the user

Delivery via the library


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Library co-operation in Belgium

The e-library

BICfB (French Belgium)

Consortium for e-information

Secondary databases

Primary information: full text journals

Created by the French speaking universities

Run by the libraries of these universities

Funding

The regional government

The universities


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Library co-operation in Belgium

The e-library

Elektron (Flanders)

Consortium for e-information

Secondary sources

Primary information: full text

Creation

VOWB (Flemish Research Libraries Council)

Flemish Ministry for Research Planning

Ministry of Education

Funding

2.000.000 EUR/year from government

Extra funding from universities


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Library co-operation in Belgium

The library network consortia

Libis Net (K.U. Leuven)

Anet (University of Antwerp)



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Libis Net

Mission

To support the participating libraries in their library management and in the services they provide for their patrons.

Partners

University libraries

Polytechnics

Parliament libraries

Other research libraries



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Anet

Mission

Support to the participating librariesand their users

Library automation

E-library

Partners

University libraries

Polytechnic libraries

Public library of Antwerp (ANUBIS)

Other research libraries


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