In 2020 the libraries of the AUAS, UvA and VU will organize the second Erasmus+ Staff Exchange Week for librarians. We invite colleagues from participating countries to share experiences on topics that concern a modern higher education library. We present our solutions and learn from theirs.
By means of this exchange we hope to be able to improve our services and anticipate new trends and future demands from our communities.
More information can be found on the webpage Erasmus+ Staff Exchange Week.
The UvA is considering establishing a repository for teaching and learning materials for the purpose of storing and sharing (at various levels) these educational materials. This is why the UvA/AUAS Library initiated a ‘Survey of the educational repository’ project in early 2017. Three faculty projects will serve as pilots.
The project has generated two reports [in Dutch only]:
The aim of UvA view is to show the publication landscape at the University of Amsterdam (at various levels of organisation) and to provide insight into the publication behaviour of individual UvA members of staff. In UvA-view various resources are linked, and then analysed and visualized using state-of-the-art techniques. It concerns such data as those from Metis, the university’s research information system, Web of Science, Narcis, Google Scholar and the local library catalogue.
UvA-view has an experimental character and outside the UvA domain not all data are being shown.
Preparations in connection with the opening of a new University Library in the city centre are currently underway. The library will be at the heart of the University Quarter, where the Faculty of Humanities will be located as well. The new library building will replace the two existing locations in the city centre.
In recent years, a design for the Zusterhuis former cloister and the Tweede Chirurgische Kliniek (BG13 and 14) has been in development.
The University Library is responsible for the interior design and furnishing the building. Efforts are being made to closely involve Faculty staff and students as well as library employees in the various design phases so that they may contribute to the best library imaginable.