Wednesday evening I took the train from Genk to Trois-Ponts, where I had left my car. It was a journey back in time. The train stopped in Diepenbeek, Bilzen, Tongeren and Liège, where I took a last picture of 'Liège together'!
Another story about merging and adapting the collection to a new system. After the integration of the collection of the university college with the university collection, they had to switch to UDC, a system with a different logic The old system allowed them to place books by subject. They solve this by adding keywords from the specific arts and architecture thesaurus to the bibliographical descriptions, but it’s still more complex to search for a stack of books on chairs, for example, than in the past.
Beautiful library, nominated for being the ' Best Library of Flanders and Brussels'. Well thought-out architectural project, even in the smaller details – like the toilets 😊
As in Liège, they have an ‘artoteek’, but here the works are not purchased by the library.
Other good practices:
By the way: the very next day, they actually did win the prize! Congratulations!
The last evening of our tour. Belgian fries for everyone! Just great...
We also took time to congratulate every participant: for being there, for cycling with us, for their positive contributions to the success of the tour.
With contributions from Colette, Delphine, Dirk, Dominique, Edward, Els, Frédéric, Geert G., Klaar & co, Luc, Mariël, Marthe, Maya, Mikko, ...