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National Library and the University sign framework convention

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Published on Wednesday, 10 July 2019

On July 10, 2019, Culture Minister Sam Tanson, the President of the Governing Council of the University of Luxembourg, Yves Elsen, the Director of the National Library (BnL), Monique Kieffer, and the Rector of the University of Luxembourg, Stéphane Pallage, have signed a framework convention between the National Library and the University.

The agreement broadens existing cooperation between the University and the BnL. It defines the future cooperation between the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) and the National Library (BnL) and regulates the modalities of the cooperation between the National Library and the University Library, the Luxembourg Learning Center (LLC).

Cooperation between the National Library and the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

The framework agreement defines how the BnL will support FDEF students, teachers and researchers from the Luxembourg Kirchberg and Limpertsberg sites. In particular, it stipulates the development of physical and digital collections, and the management and access to literature to meet the future needs of members of the University, the FDEF and users of the BnL.

The development of cooperation between the National Library and the Luxembourg Learning Center

The convention brings together in a single agreement the collaborations that have developed over the years between the BnL and the University (the common catalog a-z.lu, joint purchase of electronic literature - a current offer of 77,800 e-journals titles, 620,000 e-books and 390 databases, synergies in Open Access policy for publications, etc.).

Furthermore, the agreement foresees the creation of an international loan service within the LLC and the establishment of a loan service between the BnL and LLC in the interest of all of their respective users.

 

 

 

Front row, left to right: Monique Kieffer - Director of the National Library, Sam Tanson - Minister of Culture, Yves Elsen - President of the Governing Board of the University of Luxembourg, Stéphane Pallage - Rector of the University of Luxembourg

Second row, from left to right: Martine Mathay - BnL, Yves Maurer - BnL, Marie-Pierre Pausch - Head of the Libraries Department of the University of Luxembourg, Anne Christophe - Deputy Secretary General of the Governance Council of the University of Luxembourg Luxembourg, Juliane Rattay-Schulze - BnL

 

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