Libraries reloaded - the joined adventures of two marine science libraries.

Schmidt, Barbara (2007) Libraries reloaded - the joined adventures of two marine science libraries. [Talk] In: “IAMSLIC: Changes on the Horizon” 33rd IAMSLIC Conference and 17th Annual SAIL Meetin. , 07.-11.10.2012, Sarasota, Florida, USA .

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Abstract

In January 2004 the Institute of Marine Sciences Kiel and the GEOMAR Research Center merged to form one of the biggest marine science institutes in Germany, the IFM-GEOMAR, Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (at Kiel University).
While the GEOMAR-Library was a small research library without official opening hours and without a classification system, the IFM-Library has always been open for the public, mostly used by students and had a very old, simple classification system which was by now out-of-date.
In addition to the usual problems of the merging of two institutes on two different banks of the Kiel Fjord, this was a big challenge for the librarians to accept.
So far a lot has been accomplished: A new classification system was compiled, a new library software was set up, new websites were designed etc.
While this task started out as just lot of work it soon became apparent that it was also a great chance to revalue the status quo, the beginning of a wonderful co-operation and an exciting start into a new future.

Document Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Talk)
Keywords: IAMSLIC; IFM-GEOMAR Library;
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > ZE Central Facilities > ZE-BIB Library
Refereed: No
Open Access Journal?: Yes
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2008 16:50
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2016 16:25
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/2566

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