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JP 158764 - 2009
Title New Library Services at Western Balkan Universities
Website http://www.westbulnet.com
Application Year 2009
Summary

The aim of the project submitted by University library of Belgrade, University Library of Kragujevac, University library of Niš, University library of Montenegro, University library of Sarajevo and University library of Tuzla is to ensure modernization of the existing university library networks, to establish new Web based library services and institutional repositories and to implement European standards in university learning environment. During the project period existing library networks are going to be upgraded to ensure the whole range of Web based ILS services. Institutional repositories for university e-documents with searching and harvesting facilities will be established as well. Partner university libraries have joined together in this project because of their similar library experience. Being a part of larger Western Balkan library network, named COBISS Net, new established model of learning environment may also be the pilot model for other universities in Western Balkan. Project is based on numeruos training programmes that should wide up information knowledge and skills of university researchers and establish new learning atitudes among students.

Sustanibility of the project is based on the already established system of financing of the existing library network model.

Scope Regional
Type Joint Project - Governance Reform
Duration 2
Extended until 2013-01-14
Tempus grant 590,672.00
Objectives

1. Technical innovations of academic library network in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina
2. Integration of the remaining faculty libraries into university library network
3. Implementation of the remaining ILS modules in higher education libraries for acquisitions, for serials checking, for management of library applications.
4. Building of the repository for university e-publications and documents with web applications for user storage of these documents and search of institutional and distant repositories.
5. Web portal of faculty curriculum with links to repository
6. Connecting institutional repositories with web services for creation of personal bibliographies of university staff and for OPAC.
7. Education of teachers, students and librarians for retrieval and distribution of electronic information from institutional and distributed repositories.

Equipment purchased

Attachment: Univerzitetska biblioteka u Kragujevcu-oprema.pdf


Subject area: 940 University Modernisation of Administration Services
Activities planned:

1.1 Define needs of WB univ. libraries;
1.2 Exchange of know-how and experience between partners

2.1 Purchase of servers for ILS ;
2.2 Installation. of ILS software on serv.;
2.3 Instalation of ILS software at all faculty libraries workstations;
2.4 EU standards for library services ;
2.5 Implementation of training for ILS for each partner university;
2.6 Selection of possible repository software ;
2.7 Implementation of selected repository software;
2.8 Web service for submission of e-documents developed;
2.9 Selection of federated search system;
2.10 Federated search system established
 
3.1 Online course on descriptive metadata;
3.2 Crosswalk Dublin Core to COMARC

4.1 Training the trainers for repositories and federated search;
4.2 Online courses for teachers, students for federated searching and repository use

5.1 Modelling web portal for faculty curriculums

6.1 Project blog maintained;
6.2 Dissemination seminars by retrained staff;
6.3 Online courses for students from other universities
 
7.1 Long term library management plan prepared;
7.2 Permanent end users education impl.;
7.3 Defined long term plan for repositories

8.1 Quality control carried out by EU expert;
8.2 Self -evaluation process

9.1 Coordination meetings, twice a year;
9.2 Progress planning activities;
9.3 Financial administration of the project.

Participant University of Belgrade
Serbia (RS)
Coordinating institution
  • Bogoljub Mazic | Email | Phone: +381 11 3370588
  • Zoran Jovanovic | University Computer Centre | Email | Phone: +381 11 3031258
  • Stela Filipi-Matutinovic | Email | Phone: +381 11 3370 515
University of Nis
Serbia (RS)
  • Zoran Zivkovic | Email | Phone: +381 18 523 421
    University Library
University of Kragujevac
Serbia (RS)
  • Mira Matic | Email | Phone: +381 34 300 299
    University Library
University of Montenegro
Montenegro (ME)
  • Bosiljka Cicmil-Vukovic | Email | Phone: +381 20 265 013
    University Library
University of Vienna
Austria (AT)
Middlesex University
United Kingdom (UK)
University of Tuzla
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)
National and University Library
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)
Institute of information science- IZUM
Slovenia (SI)
Amplio
Slovenia (SI)

  • Snezana Jancic | University Library | Email | Phone: +381 18 523 421
  • Andrijana Stojanovic | University Library | Email | Phone: +381 18 523 421
  • Jelena Glisic | University Library | Email | Phone: +381 18 523 421
  • Snezana Bojovic | University Library | Email | Phone: +381 18 523 119
  • Marijana Stojanovic | University Library | Email | Phone: +381 18 523 117
  • Nebojsa Zdravkovic | University Library | Email | Phone: +381 18 523 421
  • Ivana Petkovic | University Computer Center | Email | Phone: + 381 18 257 085
  • Brankica Milosavljevic | Faculty of Philosophy | Email | Phone: +381 18 527 649 lok. 129
  • Vesna Gagic | Faculty of Arts | Email | Phone: +381 18 522 396 lok. 5
  • Milena Djordjevic | Faculty of Medicine | Email | Phone: +381 18 4226 712 lok. 228
  • Maja Mitic | Faculty of Natural Scineces | Email | Phone: + 381 18 553 015 lok. 015
  • Vesna Abadic | University Library | Email | Phone: + 381 34 370 207
  • Radmila Carevic | University Library | Email | Phone: +381 34 30 22 19

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