Introduction:

Belgium project on library has started since end of 2004, ended the 3rd period (2012). With the support of CUD committee and GTRD, two of experts Pascal Jamin and Nicole Petit, information – library activities of Hanoi university of agriculture has large changed in form and content, help the readers effectively exploit information and documents, serve for training and science-technology research in the university.

Result:
A. Material facilities and infrastructure

1- Change activity mode from traditional library to open library

After two years of executing the project, open library was officially opended to use on the twelve of october. With the new method, the library is able to help the readers directly approach documents, increase effect in exploiting documents, create modern library environment in the university.

Cut band at open library inauguration
Belgium expert discuss with library leaders

2 – Center for information and library has been built library portal for managing and exploiting electronic resources, upgraded electronic library software Libol 6.0, and equipped lots of computers, printers, photocopiers … to search information, OPAC.

OPAC searching area
reading –room

3 - Working and learning environment in the library is improved significantly, equip more fans, light, cabinet, tables... specially, security system and camera.

4 - Instruction and signpost system have been step by step improved, help the readers search and exploit information easily.

Belgium experts work at the library
Room for learning foreign language

5 - Since 2008, faculty library system has been built. At present, ten branch libraries and data room have been invested and begin to use, make information searching and exploitation more effectivelly.
Total expenses of the Belgium project invested in material facilities and infrastructure is nearly 91.000 EUR

B. Information – Library activities

1 - Information resoueces

Using financed expenses of Belgium project in library, the center for information and library has added large quantity of specialized reference books in foreign language.

a) Print books: All of the books bought are carefully chosen according to requirement of the faculties, so their content meets the demand on exploiting information of the staffs and students in the university.

Quantity of books was bought in 2005: 36 titles
Quantity of books was bought in 2006: 39 titles
Quantity of books was bought in 2007: 65 titles
Quantity of books was bought in 2008: 69 titles
Quantity of books was bought in 2009: 77 titles
Quantity of books was bought in 2010: 108 titles
Quantity of books was bought in 2011: 22 titles
Quantity of books was bought in 2012: 31 titles

b) E-books and Databases:

Quantity of e-books was bought in 2010: 68 titles
Quantity of e-books was bought in 2012: 26 titles
Quantity of databases was bought in 2012: 01 (ACSESS)

c) Document digitiations

Quantity of Document digitiations in 2010: 146 doctoral thesis
Quantity of Document digitiations in 2011: 22 titres (foreign language) + 74 doctoral thesis
Quantity of Document digitiations in 2012: 61 titres (foreign language)

2 - Every year, the Center for information and library holds exhibitions and new book introduction for the readers to have knowledge about new documents and attract them to the library.

Visit book exhibition on 2nd floor
courses on information searching method

3 - The Center for information and library has training courses on information searching method and open library usage to students and staffs in the university, help them have information searching and exploiting skills, contribute to improve library using efficiency. Further more, the center also organizes visits to exchange and learn experience at some university libraries in our country and foreign countries.
Total expenses of the Belgium project invested in training courses, visits to exchange and learn experience at some university libraries is 12. 000 EUR

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