In the summer of 2003, the International Summer School on the Digital Library will be held for the eighth consecutive year. This year, the Summer School will consist of three courses that will be held at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, immediately after the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Conference in Berlin. Every year, the Summer School is updated to respond to the most recent developments. The school will be organised by Ticer B.V. (Tilburg Innovation Centre for Electronic Resources) in co-operation with Tilburg University, the European University Institute in Italy and the University of Leeds in the UK.
440 librarians from 52 different countries have attended the past summer schools, and last year, more then 90 per cent indicated they would recommend the school to colleagues in the field. To read more about the program,
D-Lib magazine, v.7, no.11, November 2001.
The subject will be approached from different points of view, the chief ones being information technology developments relevant to libraries, the future of electronic publishing, e-learning, and e-science, supporting collaborative work, better focused services (customisation and personalization), keeping up with the customer (user behaviour, usage, and statistics), the problems of e-only and digital archiving, surviving is co-operating, organisational and staff development, and strategic planning in the 21st century.
Course 2: Change:
Making it Happen in your Library
The following subjects will be dealt with: the changing outside world, library vision, new ways of supporting research and learning, strategic planning, models and frameworks for change management, managing the process of change, organisational change, managing resistance, communication, human resource aspects of change, human resource management, and improvement programmes.
Libraries, Electronic Resources, and Electronic Publishing
The following themes will be dealt with: changes in the information chain, new roles for publishers, the library as an information gateway and publisher, the economics of journal publishing, copyright, licensing and library consortia, the art of negotiation, electronic pre-prints and document servers, preservation and digital archiving.
Many international experts will present lectures and case studies; the following speakers have confirmed their participation:
Group discussions and workshops will enable participants to apply the new information to their own situation. A detailed programme is available on Ticer's website.