ITM Library – Annual Report 2016


Mid-2016 the library changed position in ITM’s organogram. After 10 years of being part of the director’s services we moved on to the support services headed by general manager Jean-Christophe Donck. Assistant librarian Kris Didden now focuses almost exclusively on organizing the institutional archives. Bibliographic validation of the PURE publications module is now managed by library assistant Noor GoemaereReceptiondocument delivery and bibliographic databases maintenance remain in care of her colleagues Nele Verstraete and Christina Van Dijk. The in house TOCAS alerting service was replaced by the far more comprehensive BrowZine platform. Altmetrics made their first appearance in our EDS discovery service in the shape of PlumX. Librarian Dirk Schoonbaert negociated far larger online collections (publicly available as of January 2017) and made a short working visit to our DGD Framework Cuban partner’s libraries at INHEM and ITMPKClément Montagne from the library school of the Haute Ecole Paul-Henri Spaak was our trainee for 5 weeks.

Dirk Schoonbaert

2016 in Numbers

– Purchased225
– Purchased e-books14
– Donated34
– Retrospectively cataloged older books171
Total Number of Print Books24050
Total Number of Individual e-Books *2520
Total Number of e-Books in Packages **ca. 6800
Total Number of CD-ROMs356
Total Number of Videos382
Total Number of ITM Dissertations3165
– Total Number of Digital Master Theses2358
Total Number of PhD Theses in Collection1113
– Total Number of Digital PhD Theses103
Print Subscriptions290
– Volumes Bound in 2016243
– Total Number of Volumesca. 37400
Online Subscriptionsca. 3000
Online Package Subscriptions5
Free Open Access Journals (DOAJ)9500
Electronic Reference Library (ERL)
– Number of ERL Databases12
– ITG Staff Publications: Number of Records16312
– TropMed Central Antwerp: Number of Records7785
– ERL Login Sessionsca. 2500
– ERL Database Loginsca. 8000
– ISI Web of Knwoldege Sessions2662
Other Database Subscriptions3
Major Free Online Databases5
Document Delivery
Internal Requestsca. 4000
Incoming Requests351
Outgoing Requests799
Success Rate95.1%
DGDC Framework Requests216
Success Rate95.4%
Photocopies & Prints22895

* Individual e-books in the library catalog, excl. open access e-books from e.g. WHO or NCBI
** SpringerLink medical and biomedical collections 2005-2010 and Ebsco Clinical Collection

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