Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Opening "Leerhuisbibliotheek" Martini Hospital Groningen

On last monday the new digital library of the Martini Hospital, one of the Top Clinical Hospitals in the Netherlands was opened with a small symposium. The new librarian Joan Woudsma gave a short introduction into the new library and it's services. After that Rob Coers showed how you could get more out of your digital library with RSS. Based on the reactions of the staff present, i could say that Joan should prepare some this RSS-feeds for his users. Maybe we (the library) should plan to give some workshops on RSS in Martini and UMCG? I was invited to talk about "How to make the library visible in the user environment" (in Dutch, ppt) and also did a demo of the QuickSearch Library Toolbar as one of the possibilities. The session was closed with a lively discussion tackling several issues about digital libraries. I think Joan has made a great start, the turn-up was great and everybody heard a lot of things that were useful. Keep track of his blog, a lot will happen.
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