ITM Library – Annual Report 2022


Like 2021, the year 2022 was again a rather uneventful year for the ITM library. The good news is that once more with a 1.6 FTE staff we were able to keep regular library opening hours without a single unforeseen closing day. Two job student helped us to keep institutional publication record up-to-date within the Pure platform during summer and a number of days spread over the year.

Our (mostly prepaid) biomedical literature resources were kept more or less at the same level, with thousands of E-books and E-journals and dozens of bibliographic databases, all integrated seamlessly in our ever improving EDS Discovery Service.

The library website was completely renewed, with a focus on the ever increasing e-resources rather than the  recently reduced physical library. The new technology used also offers far superior search options for the large amount of website content.

Dirk Schoonbaert


2022 in Numbers

Acquisitions (Print and Digital)135
– Purchased p-Books94
– Purchased e-Books32
– Donated p-Books9
– Retrospectively Cataloged Older p-Books40
Total Number of Print Booksca. 25000
Individual new e-Books Cataloged in 2022ca. 400
Total Number of Individual e-Books in Catalog *ca. 5200
Total Number of e-Books in Packages **ca. 14000
Total Number of CD-ROMsca. 360
Total Number of Videos459
Total Number of ITM Dissertations3449
– Total Number of Digital Master Theses2640
Total Number of PhD Theses in Collection1233
– Total Number of Digital PhD Theses165
Print Subscriptionsca. 50
– Volumes Bound in 2021ca. 200
– Total Number of Volumes (after curation)ca. 30000
Online Subscriptionsca. 4500
Online Package Subscriptions5
Free Open Access Journals (DOAJ)ca. 18900
Number of Reference Manager Records integrated in EDS116609
ITG Staff Publications: Number of Records18665
TropMed Central Antwerp: Number of Records9390
ISI Web of Knowledge Sessions[ca. 2200]
Other Bibliographic Database Subscriptions4
Major Free Online Databases5
Document Delivery
Internal Requests[475]
Incoming Requests[58]
Outgoing Requests[180]
DGDC Framework Requests[87]
Photocopies & Prints11173

* Individual e-books in the library catalog, excl. open access e-books from e.g. WHO or NCBI
** E.g. Ebsco Clinical Collection and several free internet platforms


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