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Innovation in Libraries 2012 - "Thinking the Unthinkable: A Library without a Catalogue"

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Published on Nov 17, 2012

Session 6 "Thinking the Unthinkable: A Library without a Catalogue," Simone Kortekaas, Head of Information & Marketing at Utrecht University

We wanted to think the unthinkable when we reconsidered the future of discovery tools for Utrecht University Library. Viewing the situation from our users' perspective, big commercial companies are able to offer freely accessible search engines containing scientific content for discovery. So why then should we do our best to pull our users back to our library catalogue? What would happen if we, as a library, only focused on the delivery part of the job? This presentation will share the thrilling voyage of discovery that led to a bold and unconventional outcome.

Simone Kortekaas is Head of the Information & Marketing Department at Utrecht University Library in the Netherlands since 2008. The department includes Reference Staff, Special Collections and the Open Access Publishing Team. She is especially interested in opportunities new technology provides to improve the work of scholars, university teachers and students with respect to producing, managing, archiving and finding the scientific information they need.

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