My name is Triinu Seppam and I work in Tallinn Central Library (public library) as Director of Library Services. I serve our library users/potential users and librarians so they could offer to our library users best services and service possible. Selection of successful projects and challenges: e-book lending service, sports equipment lending service and „Library bicycle“ in cooperation with Espoo city library.
I work in Grenoble (capital of the French Alps) (or so they say…) as a reference librarian in a University library specialized in medicine and pharmacy. One of my main tasks is to collect the medical and pharmaceutical thesis defended by our students, and also to put most of them online on a national Open Archive repository. To my mind, Open Access is something libraries and librarians should be promoting much more actively. I’m convinced that it is one of the keys that will help make our profession more relevant than ever. I’d be delighted if you could share your own experience about OA during this fantastic New Nordic tour!
I am Edward Hirst and I am the Technical Services Supervisor at Rowan Public Library in Salisbury, North Carolina. Some thing I struggle with is how expensive subscription databases are for libraries to provide, and why we can’t seem to get more use from them. Do you experience this at your library? I work with Statistics quite a bit, which are very important in the library world, yet I don’t think they show a complete picture of what is intended. How are others using statistics and what kind of data are you tracking? Some of my other challenges are adding ebook titles that expire to our catalog and working with RDA cataloging.