Adoption of the Guidelines for Higher Education Libraries in Portugal: contributions to assessment

Authors

  • Tatiana Sanches UIDEF, Instituto de Aducação Universidade de Lisboa; APPsyCI, Applied Psychology Research Center Capabilities & Inclusion, Lisboa
  • Maria Teresa Costa Faculdade de Letras, Centro de Estudos Clássicos, Universidade de Lisboa; CIDEHUS, Universidade de Évora
  • Maria José Aurindo Biblioteca Celestino Domingues, Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18352/lq.10324

Keywords:

Academic Libraries, Best Practices, Guidelines, Information Policies

Abstract

Three years after the publication and large-scale dissemination of the guideline document "Recommendations for Higher Education Libraries", we seek to understand the extent to which this document has been adopted by librarians and how revealing practices and experiences have been introduced in Portuguese higher education libraries. This paper aims to assess the application of the Recommendations in the area of user training, particularly in information literacy; in digital content management, including data and scientific production; and in the direct support to students, teachers and researchers, not forgetting the aspects of space management and information resources as a whole. For this purpose, a questionnaire survey was used for higher education libraries in Portugal. The most implemented areas are information literacy and the management of institutional repositories, and the one with the lowest level of the application relates to support for editorial projects.

Author Biographies

Tatiana Sanches, UIDEF, Instituto de Aducação Universidade de Lisboa; APPsyCI, Applied Psychology Research Center Capabilities & Inclusion, Lisboa

Tatiana Sanches has a Pos-Doc in Information Science from the University of Coimbra, a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Lisbon, a Master’s degree in Education and Reading, from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, and a degree in Modern Languages and Literature (Portuguese Studies). She is also a post-graduate in Documentary Sciences. She is a researcher in the Unit for Research and Development in Education and Training of the Institute of Education (University of Lisbon). She also collaborates with the APPsyCI - Applied Psychology Research Center Capabilities & Inclusion, at ISPA (Institute of Applied Psychology – University Institute). Currently, she is Head of the Documentation Division at the Faculty of Psychology and Institute of Education (University of Lisbon). She has been working in the field of public libraries since 1993 (initially in a professional-technical position and then as a librarian) and of university libraries since 2007.

Maria Teresa Costa, Faculdade de Letras, Centro de Estudos Clássicos, Universidade de Lisboa; CIDEHUS, Universidade de Évora

Teresa Costa is a Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Lisbon University at the Information and Library Science Master. Teaches Information Retrieval, Information Literacy, Bibliometrics and Digital repositories. Researcher at the Classic Studies Research Unit of the same Faculty. Librarian at the national consortium b-on (Online knowledge Library). Main responsibilities are the negotiations with several publishers and content suppliers, monitoring of negotiated Open Access conditions, new pricing models, content management, perpetual access, etc. Responsible for the communication and training services. Active in different professional associations and committees at Portuguese and International level: · Member of several scientific committees of Library Science conferences · Member of the Organizing Committee of the European meetings of the ICOLC · Member of the Library Advisory Board of several publishers . Member of the SCOAP 3 Governing Council Has a PhD in Information Science from Évora University. Has published several articles in new trends in librarianship, new technologies, bibliometrics, open access and academic libraries.

Maria José Aurindo, Biblioteca Celestino Domingues, Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril

Maria José Aurindo received her MA in Anthropology from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, New University of Lisbon (FCSH-UNL) and her Diploma in Geography and Regional Planning (Branch of Human Geography) from the Faculty of Arts, University of Lisbon. Has complemented her training with a Postgraduate Studies Course in Management of Tourism Sites (New Professions Institute, Lisbon). She was an assistant teacher and a researcher at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT-UL); Centre of Geographical Studies, University of Lisbon (CEG-UL) (2001-2011). She currently works at the Library of Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies (ESHTE) and is one of the members of the MUVITUR® team. More info at https://pt.linkedin.com/in/mariaaurindo

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Published

2020-02-17

How to Cite

Sanches, T., Costa, M. T., & Aurindo, M. J. (2020). Adoption of the Guidelines for Higher Education Libraries in Portugal: contributions to assessment. LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of the Association of European Research Libraries, 30(1), 1–22. https://doi.org/10.18352/lq.10324

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Articles
Received 2019-12-19
Published 2020-02-17