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.
After Liège some 50 kilometres were waiting for us. We mostly followed the water: la Meuse, the canal Albert and the charming valley of the Geer, in the beautiful region of 'la Montagne Saint-Pierre.'
Most impressive was the landscape around Kanne, with the marl caves and the fortress of Eben-Emael.
Magnifique paysage avec des falaises !!!!!!!!!!
For the picnic we had chosen one of the more spectacular views of Liège: les Coteaux de la Citadelle. Unfortunately also the moment for one of the few showers of the tour, at a rather inconvenient time. Luckily we found a little hiding place, offering us a beautiful view of Liège. And soon afterwards the sun was back, giving us an excellent excuse to taste some local beers on the terrace of Brasserie C! 'Curtius': a beer to remember!
Strange fruit at St.Léonard
As seen on our prospection tour in Liège, 15th of July.
Liège | Bibliothèque du Nord (Saint-Léonard)
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With contributions from Colette, Delphine, Dirk, Dominique, Edward, Els, Frédéric, Geert G., Klaar & co, Luc, Mariël, Marthe, Maya, Mikko, ...