This blog served two purposes:
- It reported on the daily life and progress of eCollections Project.
- It talked about issues that interest those working in polytechnic libraries in Finland.
eCollections as a Learning Resource was a joint project where AMKIT Consortium closely collaborated with the Finnish Online University of Applied Sciences. The project was funded by the Ministry of Education and lasted for three years (2007-2009).
Most of the work was based on the findings of the Virtual Library Project (2004-2006). Virtual Library Project identified two main sources of concern:
- The poor information fluency of both students and teachers in Finnish polytechnics / universities of applied sciences.
- The lack of use of electronic collections offered by the libraries.
eCollections project advocated the faculty-library relationships, raised the awareness of teachers and students about the importance of information literacy both in study and in work life, offered teachers further education in information literacy, helped teaching librarians develop IL pedagogy etc.
To increase the use of electronic collections, the project tried to improve both the accessibility and usability of library services (incl. electronic collections).
Project manager Päivi Hollanti worked in close collaboration with the various work groups of the AMKIT Consortium.
eCollections as a Learning Resource Project ended August 31, 2009.
To find out more, contact:
director Marja Rautajoki (Ms.), Finnish Online University of Applied Sciences, Tampere, Finland
or the former project manager Päivi Hollanti