Schedule for STIMULATE International Training Programme on Information (most recently updated on 20/12/2010)

 

To www pages related to STIMULATE 10 http://www.vub.ac.be/BIBLIO/itp/STIMULATE10

 

This schedule grows and changes in the course of the program. 

To print out this schedule, please select the ‘landscape’ option.

Geraldine Huybrechts is the name of the person who guides the participants.

All lectures and academic activities are compulsory for the participants with a VLIR scholarship.

If a participant cannot attend the activity, then she/he should inform the organizers by sending an e-mail to STIMULATE@vub.ac.be

The extra activities in italic are not compulsory; they are mentioned for your information.

The darker rows in the table indicate free weekend-days or holidays.

 

Day

Date

Hour

Location (s)

Person(s) involved

Details of activities

Note

Sun

3 Oct

 

 

Arrival information

 

For the PARTICIPANTS ARRIVING BY AIRPLANE (Brussels International Airport):

Arriving participants are picked-up by a taxi service, arranged by the organizers in order to facilitate the journey of the participant to their room.

The taxi driver will wait for you next to the Stella Artois Café (bar) and will show a paper with “STIMULATE 10” written on it. After collecting your baggage, you will enter the arrival hall of the airport. The bar is located at your left side when you enter this arrival hall. 

 

The participants are brought to their room in the student home, which is booked in advance.  

 

The taxi service will cost 50 euro. VLIR-ITP participants do not have to pay the taxi driver immediately. Reimbursement of this sum to the STIMULATE program will be arranged in the first week of the program.

Important note: for the reimbursement of the taxi cost, it does not matter if you are in a taxi alone or with other participants of the STIMULATE program. Each VLIR-ITP participant pays 50 euro. 

Note: if you do not wish to make use of this arranged taxi service, please inform the program organisers. If not, we book the taxi service.

 

Welcome packs are handed over to the participants upon their arrival. These packs contain: a map of Brussels, a map of public transport, bloc note, pen, notes of main courses, Belgian chocolate…

The key to the room is handed over by Geraldine (on Monday October 4) or by the tenant, Mo (on Monday October 4 evening arrivals and on Tuesday October 5).

Mon

4 Oct

 

 

Arrival of the participants:

- Equar Hishe Gebre

- Getachew Amsalu

- Hieu Thieu

- Ann Grace B. Bansig

- Noel Cabfilan

- Estela Dequito

- Ellah Twaambo 

Confirmed

Tue

5 Oct

Arrival of the participants:

- Rajashree Madye  

- Philbert Nyinondi

- Tsegazab Drar Akelom

- Mezgebe Alemnesh Nerea

- Douglas Kelly Kitenda

- Shameer Konnambath Kandy 

- Cristina Ledón Tedros 

- Yelina Piedra Salomón 

Confirmed

12:30-12:50

Entrance of student building

Geraldine Huybrechts

Geraldine Huybrechts will wait for the participants who arrived on Monday at the entrance of the student home.

- Equar Hishe Gebre

- Getachew Amsalu

- Hieu Thieu

- Ann Grace B. Bansig

- Noel Cabfilan

- Estela Dequito

- Ellah Twaambo 

 

She will give information about the facilities around the student home.

Confirmed

12:50-13:20

Metro station “Botanique”

Geraldine Huybrechts

In group, we go to the metro station BOTANIQUE/KRUIDTUIN.  Geraldine will show how to use the public transport and how to get to the VUB Campus Etterbeek.

 

Subway line 2 direction SIMONIS (LEOPOLD II) - get off at stop ARTS-LOI, 2 stations further - then metro line 5 HERRMANN-DEBROUX - after 7 minutes, you arrive at the stop PETILLON (5 stations further).

Confirmed

13:20-13:30

Metro stop “Petillon”

Geraldine Huybrechts

Arrival at the stop PETILLON, near to the VUB Campus Etterbeek.

Walk to the Campus.

Confirmed

13:30-14:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek

Geraldine Huybrechts

A short tour of the campus is given (explanations about buildings, STIMULATE Office, restaurant).

A snack can be bought in the restaurant.

 

Then walk to IRMO to complete the administration of the registration.

Confirmed

14:00-15:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: IRMO (entrance)

Martine Gheysen

The participants entitled to a VLIR scholarship go to Martine Gheysen (International Relations and Mobility, Campus Etterbeek, Vrijwilligerslaan 2, 1160 Brussel).

These participants should take their passport and 2 small pictures with them. Martine will explain the scholarship payments and medical insurance.

 

The VLIR-IUS participants Tsegazab and Mezgebe go to Françoise De Cupere (International Relations and Mobility, Campus Etterbeek) to arrange their scholarship and insurance.

 

The participants who are NOT entitled to a VLIR scholarship go to Patrick Boeckstijns (International Relations and Mobility, Campus Etterbeek) to arrange their insurance.

Confirmed

15:00-15:30

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building M

Martine Gheysen

The participants entitled to a VLIR scholarship go to Building M to receive a cheque of the payment of their scholarship for the month of October.  From there, the group goes to ING Bank.

 

The NON-VLIR participants can go back to the student home.

Confirmed

15:30-16:30

ING, Hogeschoollaan 11, Elsene

Martine Gheysen

The participants entitled to a VLIR scholarship go to the bank ING to get cash money.

 

After the visit of the bank, some additional administration should be finalized in the STIMULATE office.

Confirmed

16:30-17:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek:

Building B, room B.2.114

Geraldine Huybrechts

The VLIR-participants who have used the taxi service at arrival, pay 50 euro to Geraldine Huybrechts.

Also the lump sum of 150 euro for didactic materials should then be paid.

 

Please, try to have the exact amount as giving back change might be difficult. 

Confirmed

For the jazz amateurs: Skoda Jazz Festival is one of the top 3 European jazz festivals. This event will take place during the months October and November 2010, on different places in Brussels. http://www.skodajazz.be/index.php to check out the places and prices.

Wed

6 Oct

08:50-09:20

Entrance of the student building

Geraldine Huybrechts

Geraldine Huybrechts will wait for the participants who arrived on Monday late evening and on Tuesday at the entrance of the student home. 

- Rajashree Madye  

- Philbert Nyinondi

- Tsegazab Drar Akelom

- Mezgebe Alemnesh Nerea

- Douglas Kelly Kitenda

- Shameer Konnambath Kandy 

- Cristina Ledón Tedros 

- Yelina Piedra Salomón 

 

The participants who have brought their own pc, should carry this with them.

 

Geraldine will give information about the facilities around the student home. Then in group, she will show how to use the public transport to get to the VUB Campus Etterbeek.

Confirmed

09:20-09:30

Metro station “Botanique”

Geraldine Huybrechts

In group, we go to the metro station BOTANIQUE/KRUIDTUIN.  Geraldine will show how to use the public transport and how to get to the VUB Campus Etterbeek.

 

Subway line 2 direction SIMONIS (LEOPOLD II) - get off at stop ARTS-LOI, 2 stations further - then metro line 5 HERRMANN-DEBROUX - after 7 minutes, you arrive at the stop PETILLON (5 stations further).

Confirmed

09:30-10:00

Metro stop “Petillon”

Geraldine Huybrechts

Arrival at the stop of PETILLON, near to the VUB Campus Etterbeek. 

 

Walk to IRMO to complete the administration of the registration.

Confirmed

10:00-11:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: IRMO (entrance)

Martine Gheysen

The participants entitled to a VLIR scholarship go to Martine Gheysen (International Relations and Mobility, Campus Etterbeek, Vrijwilligerslaan 2, 1160 Brussel).

The participants should take their passport and 2 small pictures with them. Martine will explain the scholarship payments and medical insurance.

Confirmed

11:00-11:30

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building M ING

Martine Gheysen

The participants entitled to a VLIR scholarship (except from Cuba) go to Building M to receive a cheque of the payment of their scholarship for the month of October.

Confirmed

11:30-12:30

ING, Hogeschoollaan 11, Elsene

Martine Gheysen

The participants entitled to a VLIR scholarship will go to the bank ING to get cash money.

 

After the visit of the bank, walk to the restaurant of the Campus.

Confirmed

12:30-13:30

VUB Campus Etterbeek: participant restaurant

Geraldine Huybrechts

Break for lunch.

Confirmed

13:30-14:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek:

entrance of participant restaurant

Geraldine Huybrechts

A short tour of the campus is given (explanations about buildings, STIMULATE Office, restaurant).

Then walk to Building D, room D.1.07.

 

 

Confirmed

14:00-15:30

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room

D.1.07

Geraldine Huybrechts /

Egbert De Smet (Belgium) member of the Steering Group of the STIMULATE program

All participants are expected.  Those who have brought their own notebook pc, should take this to the lecture room.

The VLIR-ITP participants who have used the taxi service at arrival, pay 50 euro to Geraldine Huybrechts, as well as the lump sum of 150 euro for didactic materials.

 

Pick up and payment of notebook pc’s for those who could not bring a pc.

Please do not forget to bring a suitable bag to put the laptop in, to carry back it to your room.

 

Test of the notebook pc’s, user-ID’s and internet connection.

Confirmed

15:30-18:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room

D.1.07

Egbert De Smet (Belgium) member of the Steering Group of the STIMULATE program

General introduction and presentation of the course’s expectations and arrangements.

Confirmed

Thu

7 Oct

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building M, room M.015

Daniel Chandran (Australia)

“Understanding Data, Information and Knowledge”

 

The participants receive handouts.

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building M, room M.015

Daniel Chandran (Australia)

“Understanding Data, Information and Knowledge”

 

The participants receive handouts.

Confirmed

16:00-16:30

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Convivium (hall next to the VUB restaurant)

Geraldine Huybrechts

Time to put posters on the walls. 

Preparation of the welcome reception.

Confirmed

16:30-16:45

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Convivium (hall next to the VUB restaurant)

Karolien Vrints (VLIR-UOS)

Karolien Vrints gives a brief presentation about VLIR-UOS.

Confirmed

16:45-20:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Convivium (hall next to the VUB restaurant)

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE) / Geraldine Huybrechts

Welcome reception and poster presentation by the participants. The participants and lecturers of the programme are able to meet in an informal atmosphere. Drinks and snacks are provided and offered by STIMULATE.

This is organised with printed posters created by each participant, in a small exhibition with time allotted for stimulating and ice-breaking discussions. Therefore, participants should create a poster in their home country and bring it to Belgium.

Each participant creates a poster to present information to the other participants of the training program as well as to the lecturers, about:

1. the location of their professional organisation
2. the aims of their professional home organisation/institute.
3. their personal professional function and expertise
4. their professional needs, expectations, wishes, priorities
During this session, the participants can get to know each other better and they can make interesting professional contacts.

The poster can consist of several sheets A4 or better A3 size, with printed text and figures and can contain a leaflet or brochure about their home organisation. The poster should not be bigger than 1 square meter.

The secretariat of the program will provide adhesive tape to mount the poster.

Study materials for this module are accessible through

http://www.vub.ac.be/BIBLIO/nieuwenhuysen/courses/stimulate-presentation/index.html

Confirmed

Fri

8 Oct

07:45-08:00

Entrance of student home

The participants go to the Administrative Centre of Brussels city for the registration at the town hall.

Walk to Anspachlaan 6.

Before the Office opens, everyone needs to take a ticket.

Confirmed

08:00-11:00

City of Brussels, Anspachlaan 6, 1000 Brussels

2nd floor, room 14/15

In order to make the registration, the participants need: identification (= passport with visa), travel documents (= flight tickets), proof of their staying place in Belgium (= rental agreement), 3 small pictures and 7.50 Euro (cash).

The participant signs a form, called “Aankomstverklaring/Déclaration d’arrivée” (= Arrival declaration).

Confirmed

11:00-11:45

The participants go to the VUB Campus Etterbeek.

Confirmed

11:45-13:15

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building M, room M.015

Daniel Chandran (Australia)

Information Systems and Information Retrieval Systems - Introduction

 

The participants receive handouts.

Confirmed

14:00-17:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building M, room M.015

Daniel Chandran (Australia)

Information Systems and Information Retrieval Systems - Introduction

 

The participants receive handouts.

Confirmed

Exhibition La Sape! Gentlemen from Congo

19:30 Opening

20:00 Movie « Ghetto Millionnaires » (54', 2010) in presence of the director Gilles Remiche

22:00 Fashion show

22:30 Live concert Congolese rumba

Oude graanmarkt 5 Vieux Marché aux Grains, 1000 Brussels.  Free entrance.

More info: http://www.brussels.be/artdet.cfm?id=4843&agendaid=1881

Sat

9 Oct

10:00-12:30

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building E, room E.0.03

Daniel Chandran (Australia)

“Knowledge Management”

 

The participants receive handouts.

Confirmed

13:30-16:30

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building E, room E.0.03

Daniel Chandran (Australia)

“Knowledge Management”

 

The participants receive handouts.

Confirmed

Sun

10 Oct

Biennial Art Nouveau 2010

The fifth Biennial Art Nouveau Event in Brussels will examine the theme of "From Art Nouveau to Art Deco" and offers a unique opportunity to visit more than fifty interiors of buildings in Brussels. The event will stress the architectural variety of these two major styles in Brussels. While many splendid private mansions will again be opened to the public, there will also be access to schools, industrial buildings, public buildings, more modest houses, hotels and shops.. This diversity of building types demonstrates the richness of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles as used in the Brussels cityscape.

€ 7 cash per interior (only for buildings for which reservations are not required) or to buy a passport. More information:

http://www.voiretdirebruxelles.be/biennale/introduction_a_la_biennale

Mon

11 Oct

08:50-09:00

Entrance of student home

Geraldine Huybrechts

Geraldine waits for the participants to go together to the VUB Campus Jette.

Confirmed

09:00-09:40

Student home to VUB Campus Jette, Laarbeeklaan 103 Avenue de l’arbre ballon, 1090 Brussels (Jette)

Geraldine Huybrechts

The participants leave to go to the VUB Campus Jette.  At stop BOTANIQUE/KRUIDTUIN, take the metro line 2 direction SIMONIS (ELISABETH).

Get off at stop SIMONIS (ELISABETH), this is 4 stops further.

Go outside to entrance LEOPOLD II L/WAPENSTILSTAND.  Take the Wapenstilstandstraat and walk to LEOPOLD II-LAAN, this is the next street.

Turn left and walk to stop SIMONIS, located at LEOPOLD II LAAN METRO SIMONIS/LEON FOUREZSTRAAT (+/- 3 minutes).

 

Take bus 13 direction JETTE UZ BRUSSEL and get off at stop LAARBEEK-UZ BRUSSEL, located at Dikkebeuklaan/UZ Brussel (about 16 minutes)

Confirmed

09:40-09:50

VUB Campus Jette

Irene Domen, secretary

The stop JETTE UZ BRUSSEL is near to the university hospital.

Arrival at the VUB, Campus Jette.

Irene waits for the participants.

Confirmed

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Jette: room B010-B011

Marc Nyssen (Belgium)

“Internet: technology explained” – theory

 

Handouts are provided.  The link to the study materials: http://minf.vub.ac.be/~marc/internetsem/html/inet-00350.ms.html

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Jette: room B010-B011

Marc Nyssen (Belgium)

“Internet: technology explained” - exercises

Confirmed

Tue

12 Oct

10:00-13:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.08

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE)

Participation to live presentations by doctoral student researchers supported by slides and posters.

Workshop “Presentation of information in a scientific environment”

Confirmed

Wed

13 Oct

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Jette: room B010-B011

Marc Nyssen (Belgium)

“Web design in HTML” – lecture and hands on

 

The link to the study materials: http://minf.vub.ac.be/~marc/internetsem/ehtml/www-00.000.html

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Jette: room B010-B011

Marc Nyssen (Belgium)

“Web design in HTML” - exercises

Confirmed

Thu

14 Oct

Lecture free day.

The participants work on the assignments. 

Confirmed

Fri

15 Oct

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.08

Christiaan Koninckx (Belgium)

”Libraries in the Western world”

Confirmed

13:30-15:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.08

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE)

Explanation about the presentation of the SWOT paper.

Study materials for this module are accessible through

http://www.vub.ac.be/BIBLIO/nieuwenhuysen/courses/stimulate-presentation/index.html

Confirmed

15:00-15:30

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.08

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE) / Geraldine Huybrechts

Information session about making a citytrip to Paris. Who is interested to go to Paris (France) during a long week-end (possible during Oct 30-Nov 2 or Nov 11-Nov 14 or Nov 19-Nov 21), can get information and details about the reservation of transportation (Thalys train) and booking of accommodation.

 

There is an international student organisation, ESN Brussels, which organizes activities and trips for exchange students in Brussels.
Join the group "ESN Brussels 2010-2011" on Facebook and be updated about their events.

Confirmed

Brussels Museums Late-Evening Opening. This year's edition will be a special one, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the "Nocturnes"! Every Thursday until December 16, 2010. Program on http://www.brusselsmuseums.be/en/home/index.php

Sat

16 Oct

 

 

 

Sun

17 Oct

Biennial Art Nouveau 2010

The fifth Biennial Art Nouveau Event in Brussels will examine the theme of "From Art Nouveau to Art Deco" and offers a unique opportunity to visit more than fifty interiors of buildings in Brussels. The event will stress the architectural variety of these two major styles in Brussels. While many splendid private mansions will again be opened to the public, there will also be access to schools, industrial buildings, public buildings, more modest houses, hotels and shops. This diversity of building types demonstrates the richness of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles as used in the Brussels cityscape.

€ 7 cash per interior (only for buildings for which reservations are not required) or to buy a passport. More information:

http://www.voiretdirebruxelles.be/biennale/introduction_a_la_biennale

Mon

18 Oct

11:00-13:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.08

Lenny Rhine (USA)

“Searching Skills, Evaluating Information on the Internet, Health Information on the Internet”

 

The participants receive a CD with all the training/course material and handouts.

The link to the study materials: http://www.who.int/hinari/training/modulesone/en/index.html

Confirmed

14:00-17:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.08

Lenny Rhine (USA)

“Searching Skills, Evaluating Information on the Internet, Health Information on the Internet”

 

The link to the study materials:

http://www.who.int/hinari/training/modulessix/en/index.html
http://www.who.int/hinari/training/modulesseven/en/index.html

Confirmed

Tue

19 Oct

10:00-12:30

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.07

Lenny Rhine (USA)

“HINARI - overview, eligibility, registration and website” (for HINARI eligible participants and others if they are interested)

 

The link to the study materials: http://www.who.int/hinari/training/modulestwo/en/index.html

Confirmed

Lecture free afternoon. The participants work on the assignments. 

Confirmed

Wed

20 Oct

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.3.07

Lenny Rhine (USA)

“Using PubMed (biomedical database) - website and tools, Limits and Advanced Search, MeSH, History, MY NCBI”

 

The link to the study materials: http://www.who.int/hinari/training/modulesfour/en/index.html

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.3.07

Lenny Rhine (USA)

“Using PubMed (biomedical database) - website and tools, Limits and Advanced Search, MeSH, History, MY NCBI”

 

 

Confirmed

Thu

21 Oct

Lecture free day.

The participants work on the assignments. 

Confirmed

Festival des Libertés

Framework of communications, protest and artistic creations, the “Festival of Liberties” is the global expression of our permanent action of defence of rights, liberties and values of the universal democracy.

As political and cultural event, the Festival proposes films, debates and conferences, concerts, theatrical performances and exhibitions to a large public.

Symbolically political observatory of the situation of the rights and liberties in the world, the Festival is also a place of testimony and convergence of the democratic fights.

 

This Festival takes place, each day, from Thursday October 21 until Saturday October 30, 2010.  More information on the website: http://www.festivaldeslibertes.be/fase5.php?event=11

Fri

22 Oct

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building E, room E.0.03

Lenny Rhine (USA)

“Authorship Skills” - numerous modules on how to write and publish scientific papers, copyright & plagiarism, web resources, writing skills, frequently asked questions discussion

 

The link to the study materials: http://www.who.int/hinari/training/authorshipskills/en/index.html

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building E, room E.0.03

Lenny Rhine (USA)

“Authorship Skills” - numerous modules on how to write and publish scientific papers, copyright & plagiarism, web resources, writing skills, frequently asked questions discussion

 

Confirmed

Sat

23 Oct

Sun

24 Oct

09:25

Student home

Geraldine Huybrechts

Geraldine Huybrechts will wait for the participants in the hall of the student home.

 

Note: wear walking shoes and a raincoat or bring your umbrella with you.

Confirmed

09:30

Walk to train station

Geraldine Huybrechts

Walk to the train station of BRUSSELS CENTRAL.

Confirmed

09:50

Train station Brussels Central

Geraldine Huybrechts

Arrival train station.

The train ticket will be paid by STIMULATE.

Confirmed

10:03

Departure train for Antwerp

Geraldine Huybrechts

Train from Brussels to Antwerp.

Confirmed

10:53

Arrival Antwerp Central Station

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE)/

Geraldine Huybrechts

Paul Nieuwenhuysen meets the group in the old (not new) part of the Central Station.

Confirmed

10:55

Visit of Antwerp

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE)

Paul Nieuwenhuysen guides the group through China Town in Antwerp.

Confirmed

12:00-13:00

Visit of library

Sofie Müsing

Visit to the greatest Public Library of Antwerp, named Permeke.

Confirmed

13:00-14:00

Visit of Antwerp

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE)

Each participant can have lunch (not paid by STIMULATE).

Confirmed

13:00-15:00

Visit of Antwerp

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE)

Visit through the old city.

Walk to the boat of Jan Plezier.  The boat is located at Steenplein.

Confirmed

15:00-16:30

Visit of Antwerp, boat trip

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE)

One hour boat trip on the Schelde, with a magnificient view on the city. 

We eat pancakes, a Belgian specialty, on the boat. 

This is offered by STIMULATE.

Confirmed

16:30-17:15

Visit of Antwerp

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE)

Walk through the old city.

Confirmed

17:15-17:30

Antwerp Central Station

Geraldine Huybrechts

Walk back to the Central Station to get the train to Brussels.

Confirmed

around 18:00

Train Antwerp-Brussels

Geraldine Huybrechts

Train from Antwerp to Brussels.

Confirmed

Antwerp

Geraldine Huybrechts

Arrival in Brussels.

Confirmed

Mon

25 Oct

Building D, room D.1.08

Lecture free morning.

The participants work on the assignments.

Confirmed

14:00-17:00

VUB Campus Jette: room B010-B011

Marc Nyssen (Belgium)

“Publishing on the web: personal web page” – lecture and hands on

Confirmed

Tue

26 Oct

10:00-13:00

VUB Campus Jette: room B006

Marc Nyssen (Belgium)

“Publishing on the web: personal web page” – exercises

Confirmed

Lecture free afternoon.

The participants work on the assignments.

Confirmed

Wed

27 Oct

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.3.06

Ilse Mariën (Belgium)

“Digital inclusion”

 

The link to the study materials: http://bit.ly/bWFGiK under ‘publications’.

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.3.06

Ilse Mariën (Belgium)

“Digital inclusion”

 

 

Confirmed

Thu

28 Oct

10:00-13:00

VUB Campus Jette: room B006

Julien Van Borm (Belgium)

“Libraries & copyright”

 

Handouts are distributed.

Confirmed

Lecture free afternoon.

The participants work on the assignments.

Confirmed

Fri

29 Oct

08:00-08:30

Student home to Royal Library of Brussels, Keizerslaan 4 Boulevard de l’Empereur

The participants leave their residence and go directly to the Royal Library of Brussels, Keizerslaan 4, Boulevard de l’Empereur in Brussels ( by public transport: take bus 66 direction DE BROUCKERE at QUETELET stop and get off at Central Station, then walk to the Royal Library) to attend the Conference "e-Infrastructures for Cultural heritage" organised by DC-Net. 

 

Each participant is subscribed and should have received a confirmation mail.

 

Participation to this conference is free. Coffee breaks, lunch and drink afterwards are also included in the program.  More information on: http://www.dc-net.be/

Confirmed

08:30-09:00

Royal Library of Brussels

Registration and coffee.

Confirmed

09:00-09:05

Royal Library of Brussels

Welcome by Director General of the Royal Library of Belgium: Patrick Lefèvre.

Confirmed

09:05-09:20

Royal Library of Brussels

Welcome by the Belgian Authorities.

Confirmed

09:20-09:40

Royal Library of Brussels

The EC’s e-Infrastructure policy

Mario Campolargo, Director "Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures", DG Information Society and Media of the EC.

Confirmed

09:40-10:10

Royal Library of Brussels

The views of the European e-Infrastructure Forum (networks, grids, HPC, supercomputing)

Bob Jones, EEF Chairman, CERN, Switzerland.

Confirmed

10:10-10:30

Royal Library of Brussels

Coffee break.

Confirmed

10:30-11:15

Royal Library of Brussels

 

 

 

The ERANET DC-NET project (Digital Cultural Heritage-Network): Objectives and first initiatives.

 

Introduction by Rosella Caffo DC-NET Project Coordinator, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Italy.

 

Cultural Heritage approaches e-Infrastructures, by Jean Moulin, BELSPO/STIS, Belgium.

Confirmed

11:15-11:30

Royal Library of Brussels

Questions / Discussion.

Confirmed

11:30-12:15

Royal Library of Brussels

Cultural Heritage and the Humanities within the ESFRI European Roadmap for Research Infrastructures.

 

The e-Infrastructure landscape for SSH and the projects "Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities" (DARIAH) and "Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure" (CLARIN).

 

Jane Ohlmeyer, Centre for War Studies, Department of History, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; member of the ESFRI Thematic Working Group SSH (Social Sciences and Humanities).

Confirmed

12:15-12:30

Royal Library of Brussels

Questions / Discussion.

Confirmed

12:30-13:30

Royal Library of Brussels

Lunch.

Confirmed

13:30-14:00

Royal Library of Brussels

The Belgian e-infrastructures (BELNET, BEGrid, VSC, CECI)

Rosette Vandenbroucke, BELNET/BEgrid and VUB, Belgium.

Confirmed

14:00-14:30

Royal Library of Brussels

How Cultural and Scientific Heritage use e-Infrastructures: Research and New (Visionary) Developments.

 

New Developments in Digital Repository Infrastructure
Inge Van Nieuwerburgh, University Library Ghent, Belgium, partner of the project DRIVER2.

Confirmed

14:30-14:45

Royal Library of Brussels

Questions / Discussion.

Confirmed

14:45-15:15

Royal Library of Brussels

Coffee.

Confirmed

15:15-15:35

Royal Library of Brussels

A Virtual Research Environment for the Humanities (e-Science methods in Arts and Humanities)
Heike Neuroth, leader of the project TextGrid, State and University Library Göttingen, Denmark.

Confirmed

15:35-15:55

Royal Library of Brussels

Advanced Use of Computer Modelling, Simulation and Visualisation
Luc Van Gool, KULeuven, Belgium, partner of the projects EPOCH and 3D-COFORM.

Confirmed

15:55-16:15

Royal Library of Brussels

Opening and Enhancing the Use of the Archives of European Cultural Heritage Institutions
Ina Vanden Berghe, KIK-IRPA, Belgium, partner of the project CHARISMA.

Confirmed

16:15-16:30

Royal Library of Brussels

The next steps of DC-NET up to December 2011 and beyond.

Identifying New e-Infrastructure Service Priorities for the Cultural Heritage and Building a Joint Activities Plan
Christophe Dessaux, Ministry of Culture and Communication, France.

Introduction of the next DC-NET conference under the Hungarian Presidency (June 2011)
Ivan Ronai, Ministry of Culture, Hungary.

Confirmed

16:30-17:00

Royal Library of Brussels

Questions / Discussion.

Confirmed

17:00-18:00

Royal Library of Brussels

Drink.

Confirmed

Sat

30 Oct

Possibility to make a trip to Amsterdam (The Netherlands) or Paris (France) for 2 nights/3 days.

Sun

31 Oct

Mon

1 Nov

All Saints Day.

Tue

2 Nov

All Souls Day.

Wed

3 Nov

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.2.09

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

"The role of the library as carrier of scientific communication"

Confirmed

13:00-14:30

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.2.09

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

"The role of the library as carrier of scientific communication"

Confirmed

14:30-15:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.2.09

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Preparation of the visits of the libraries.

Confirmed

15:00-17:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek Library

Frans Van Roy (Belgium)

Guided tour of the physical library of the university and a demonstration of the digital library of the university.

Confirmed

Thu

4 Nov

09:00-12:00

VUB Campus Jette: room B06

Marc Nyssen (Belgium)

“XML” – lecture and hands on

 

The link to the study materials: http://minf.vub.ac.be/~marc/xml/html/siframes.html

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Jette: room B06

Marc Nyssen (Belgium)

“XML” – exercises

Confirmed

Fri

5 Nov

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Jette: room B010-B011

Marc Nyssen (Belgium)

“Finalizing personal web pages and questions raised”

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Jette: room B010-B011

Marc Nyssen (Belgium)

“Finalizing personal web pages and questions raised”

Confirmed

Sat

6 Nov

 

Sun

7 Nov

 

Mon

8 Nov

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building E, room E.0.03

Frederik Questier (Belgium)

“Free and Open software, access and content"

 

The link to the study materials:

http://www.slideshare.net/Frederik_Questier/free-and-open-software-access-content

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building E, room E.0.03

Frederik Questier (Belgium)

“Free and Open software, access and content"

 

 

Confirmed

Tue

9 Nov

08:30-08:50

Student home

The participants leave the student home and walk to the Central Station.  Please leave on time.

Confirmed

09:00

Train in Central Station

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

The participants take the train to Ghent (direction Oostende).

The train ticket is paid by STIMULATE. Raf Dekeyser takes also the same train but from Leuven.

Confirmed

09:36

Station Ghent

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Arrival at the train station Gent-Sint-Pieters (Ghent).

Confirmed

09:42

Tram 1

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Take the tram, line 1 direction EVERGEM BRIELKEN (this tram goes to the centre of city Ghent).  Get off at the stop “VERLOREN KOST”.  Then walk to the library of the University.

Confirmed

10:00-12:00

University Library UGent, Rozier 9, 9000 Gent

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Arrival at the Library of University Gent.

Introduction about Library Management by Sylvia Van Peteghem.

Introduction about Digital Library by Inge Van Nieuwerburgh.

 

Confirmed

12:00-13:00

Lunch

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Break for lunch (offered by UGent).

Confirmed

13:00-13:30

Bus 5

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Take bus 5 direction ZWIJNAARDE HEKERS.  Get off at the stop of the UZ Gent.

Confirmed

13:30-17:00

Medical Library of University Ghent, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent

Rik Verhaaren (Belgium)

Arrival at the Medical Library in Gent.

 

Explanation and visit of the Medical Library by Rik Verhaaren.

Confirmed

Between 17:00-18:00

Return to the station

Going back to the station to get the train back to Brussels.

It is possible to return by the bus line 47 direction Gent St-Pieters or to take the tram line 21 direction MELLE LEEUW or tram line 22 direction GENTBRUGGE DC.  Get off at the train station.

Confirmed

Wed

10 Nov

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.08

Egbert De Smet (Belgium) member of the Steering Group of the STIMULATE program

“Introduction to the ISIS software family”

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.08

Egbert De Smet (Belgium) member of the Steering Group of the STIMULATE program

“Introduction to the ISIS software family”

Confirmed

Thu

11 Nov

National Holiday.

 

Possibility to make a trip to Amsterdam (The Netherlands) or Paris (France).

Fri

12 Nov

Lecture free day.

Sat

13 Nov

 

Sun

14 Nov

 

Mon

15 Nov

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.2.20

Egbert De Smet (Belgium) member of the Steering Group of the STIMULATE program

“Library automation using ABCD, part 1”

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.2.20

Egbert De Smet (Belgium) member of the Steering Group of the STIMULATE program

“Library automation using ABCD, part 1”

Confirmed

Tue

16 Nov

17:00-21:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Convivium (hall next to the VUB restaurant)

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE)/

Geraldine Huybrechts

The Great Chocolate Tasting Evening.

Information about the process of chocolate production, starting with the growing and processing of cacao in the tropical countries and ending with some refinements of the product in Belgium.

Chocolate tasting competition. Drinks and other foods are provided.

 

This event is offered by STIMULATE.

Lecturers and representatives of VLIR UOS are invited also to attend.

Confirmed

Wed

17 Nov

10:00-13:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building E, room E1.03

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE)

Doctoral School: Workshop “Information retrieval for scientists”

 

 

Confirmed

13:00-13:30

VUB Campus Etterbeek:

Building D, room D.1.07

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE)

Afterwards follow-up session on presentation by participants of SWOT.

Confirmed

14:00-17:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek:

Building D, room D.1.07

Egbert De Smet (Belgium) member of the Steering Group of the STIMULATE program

“Library automation using ABCD, part 2”

Confirmed

Thu

18 Nov

13:00-13:30

Student home

The participants leave their student home and walk (about 25 minutes) to the University Foundation, located Egmontstraat 11, to participate to the Ethical Forum: “The University as a business: disaster or necessity?”

More details on: http://www.fondationuniversitaire.be/en/forum9.php#prog

Confirmed

13:30-14:00

University Foundation, Egmontstraat 11, Brussels

Registration.

 

Confirmed

14:00-15:45

University Foundation

Introductory remarks by Jacques Willems, president of the University Foundation, and Philippe Van Parijs, coordinator of the Ethical Forum.

Keynote presentations:

- Mathias Dewatripont, professor of economics at the ULB, chairman of the Solvay Brussels School of Business and Economics

- Jo Ritzen (president of the Board of the University of Maastricht, former Minister of education for the Netherlands)

Prepared interpellations from the floor

Confirmed

15:45-16:15

University Foundation

Coffee break.

Confirmed

16:15-18:00

University Foundation

Challenges: Bart Pattyn, director of the Centre of Ethics of the K.U.Leuven

Panel:

- Andreu Mas-Collel, secretary general of the European Research council, former minister of higher education for Catalonia

- Jean-Claude Marcourt, minister of higher education for the Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles

- André Oosterlinck, chairman of the Associatie K.U.Leuven, former rector of the K.U.Leuven

 

Concluding remarks by: P. Van Parijs

Confirmed

18:00-19:00

University Foundation

Reception.

Confirmed

Fri

19 Nov

University holiday (campus closed).

 

Possibility to make a trip to Amsterdam (The Netherlands) or Paris (France) for 2 nights/3 days.

Sat

20 Nov

 

Sun

21 Nov

 

Mon

22 Nov

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.08

Marjolein van der Linden

(The Netherlands) / Henk Magrijn (The Netherlands)

“Organisation of information on the WWW”

 

Handouts are provided.

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.08

Marjolein van der Linden

(The Netherlands) / Henk Magrijn (The Netherlands)

“Organisation of information on the WWW”

Confirmed

Tue

23 Nov

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building M, room M.420

Marjolein van der Linden

(The Netherlands) / Henk Magrijn (The Netherlands)

“Organisation of information on the WWW”

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building M, room M.420

Marjolein van der Linden

(The Netherlands) / Henk Magrijn (The Netherlands)

“Organisation of information on the WWW”

Confirmed

Wed

24 Nov

10:00-13:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building E, room E1.03

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE)

Doctoral School: Workshop “Information retrieval for scientists”

Confirmed

13:00-13:30

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.2.06

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE)

Presentation of evaluation of STIMULATE 10 by Hieu Thieu.

Confirmed

Visit of the Parliament. 

Palais de la Nation is the home of Belgium's Parliament and lies at one end of Parc de Bruxelles, directly opposite the Royal Palace, which lies at the other.  Guided tour in French.

Place to be: rue de Louvain 13, 1000 Brussels

Free visit but registration obligatory as there are limited places.

Organised by People to People (www.peopletopeople.be).  Mail: christine.pairon@skynet.be

Thu

25 Nov

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building E, room E.3.05

Egbert De Smet (Belgium) member of the Steering Group of the STIMULATE program

“Library automation using ABCD, part 2”

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building E, room E.3.05

Egbert De Smet (Belgium) member of the Steering Group of the STIMULATE program

“Library automation using ABCD, part 2”

Confirmed

17:00-21:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Convivium (hall next to the VUB restaurant)

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE)/

Geraldine Huybrechts

Belgian Beer Tasting Evening: Paul Nieuwenhuysen explains about the Belgian beer tradition. Afterwards you can measure your skills in a tasting competition.

Along with the beer, you can taste some fine Belgian cheese (dairy product). Non-alcoholic drinks and vegetarian food are also available.

The program organisers make a formal group photo of the participants.

Lecturers and representatives of VLIR-UOS are invited also to attend.

This event is offered by STIMULATE.

 

Each participant has the opportunity to register for the “Degustation of Belgian beers in historic places in old Brussels”.

Confirmed

Fri

26 Nov

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek:

Building D, room D.1.08

Egbert De Smet (Belgium) member of the Steering Group of the STIMULATE program

“Greenstone Digital Library Software 1”

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek:

Building D, room D.1.08

Egbert De Smet (Belgium) member of the Steering Group of the STIMULATE program

“Greenstone Digital Library Software 1”

Confirmed

Sablon by night

The Sablon, one of the most beautiful districts of the European capital, organizes its famous “Sablon by night”. On this occasion the shops open their doors a little more to the public with the organization of numerous exhibitions, cocktails and various activities. Free entrance.

Christmas market, ice skating and other Winter activities.

 

Every winter, the heart of Brussels beats to the rhythm of Winter Wonders – featuring a magical decor, a magnificent Christmas Market, illuminated Big Wheel, roundabouts, street activities and of course the famous skating rink. And you are very welcome to enjoy it too!

From November 26, 2010 until January 2, 2011.  More information on: http://www.plaisirsdhiver.be/

Sat

27 Nov

Sablon by night

The Sablon, one of the most beautiful districts of the European capital, organizes its famous “Sablon by night”. On this occasion the shops open their doors a little more to the public with the organization of numerous exhibitions, cocktails and various activities. Free entrance.

Sun

28 Nov

Mon

29 Nov

Lecture free day.

The participants work on the assignments. 

Confirmed

Tue

30 Nov

08:45

Student home

 

The participants leave the student home to go to the Central Station.

Confirmed

09:18

Train in Central Station

The group takes the train to Leuven (Louvain), this is the train direction GENK.

Confirmed

09:36

Station Leuven, principal entrance

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Arrival at train station of Leuven.

 

Raf Dekeyser waits for the participants at the entrance of the train station.

Confirmed

09:40

University Library of KUL, Ladeuzeplein, 3000 Leuven

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Walk to the University of Leuven.

Confirmed

10:00-12:00

KUL

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Arrival at the University Library of KUL.

 

Introduction about the working of the Library.

 

Visit of library at KUL (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven).

Confirmed

12:00-13:30

Lunch

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Lunch in student restaurant “Alma” (paid by participant).

Confirmed

13:30-16:00

KUL

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Visit of a second library (Faculty Theology or Law) – to be confirmed.

Confirmed

Between 16:00-17:00

KUL

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

End of the visit.

 

The participants go back to Brussels by train.

 

It is possible for the participants to stay longer in the city of Leuven for sightseeing.

Confirmed

It is possible for the participants to stay longer in the city of Leuven for sightseeing.

http://www.leuven.be/en/tourism/

http://www.use-it.be/leuven/

 

Museum M. in Leuven

The impressive, streamlined museum building, situated in the heart of the city, is a real eye-catcher. The complex as a whole, designed by renowned Belgian architect Stéphane Beel, integrates existing historical buildings with contemporary architecture built around a stately old oak in a peaceful interior court. From the roof of the museum, you have a splendid view of the city. A must-see on your journey of discovery in Leuven!

More info: http://www.mleuven.be

Wed

1 Dec

12:00-14:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.213

Piet De Keyser (Belgium)

“New tendencies in indexing”

Confirmed

15:00-18:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.213

Piet De Keyser (Belgium)

“New tendencies in indexing”

Confirmed

19:00-21:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, Promotiezaal room D.2.01

Lecture 1: Dr. Liz Sanders

Lecture 2: Emile Aarts

User research – New ways of understanding the digital media user.

 

http://events.ibbt.be/en/smit-lecture-series-user-research-55-new-ways-understanding-digital-media-user

Confirmed

Thu

2 Dec

10:00-13:00

VUB Camus Etterbeek: Building E, room E.1.03

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE)

Doctoral School: Workshop “Information retrieval for scientists”

Confirmed

Fri

3 Dec

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.08

Ronald Rousseau (Belgium)

“Networks, citation analysis, research evaluation and the bibliometric laws”

 

Handouts are provided.

Confirmed

12:00-12:30

STIMULATE Office, Building B, room 2.114D

Geraldine Huybrechts

The participants who still need to make payments (notebook pc, didactic materials, ...) to the STIMULATE program, pass by to the secretariat.

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.08

Ronald Rousseau (Belgium)

“Networks, citation analysis, research evaluation and the bibliometric laws”

Confirmed

Sat

4 Dec

 

Sun

5 Dec

 

Mon

6 Dec

Lecture free day.

The participants work on the assignments. 

Confirmed

Tue

7 Dec

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.07

Egbert De Smet (Belgium) member of the Steering Group of the STIMULATE program

“Advanced topics on ABCD”

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.07

Egbert De Smet (Belgium) member of the Steering Group of the STIMULATE program

“Advanced topics on ABCD”

Confirmed

Wed

8 Dec

13:00-17:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building E, room E.3.04

Egbert De Smet (Belgium) member of the Steering Group of the STIMULATE program

ABCD/Greenstone assignments evaluation

Confirmed

Thu

9 Dec

Lecture free morning.

15:00-18:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.07

Piet De Keyser (Belgium)

“New tendencies in indexing”

 

Follow-up of work by participants.

Confirmed

Fri

10 Dec

08:30

Student home

The participants leave the student home and walk to metro station ROGIER or take the metro at BOTANIQUE/KRUIDTUIN and take the tram line 2 or 6 direction SIMONIS and get off the next stop.

Confirmed

08:58-09:40

Tram 25

At ROGIER, take tram 25 direction BOONDAAL STATION / BOONDAEL GARE.  To get off at stop ULB.

Confirmed

09:40-10:00

Stop ULB

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Raf Dekeyser waits for the participants at the stop ULB.

 

Walk to the University, Campus du Solbosch.

Confirmed

10:00-12:00

ULB (University Libre Bruxelles), Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt 50, 1050 Bruxelles

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Arrival at ULB.

 

Introduction about the working of the Library.

 

Visit of library at ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles).

Confirmed

12:00-13:00

Lunch

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Break for lunch.

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

ULB

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Visit of library at the faculty Philosophy.

Confirmed

Between 16:00-17:00

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Walk to the stop of ULB to return to the student home.

Confirmed

Sat

11 Dec

 

Sun

12 Dec

 

Mon

13 Dec

08:30

Student home

The participants walk to the Central Station.

Confirmed

08:59

Train in Central Station

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

The participants take the train to Antwerpen (Antwerp/Anvers).

Confirmed

09:43

Antwerp Central station (Antwerpen)

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Raf Dekeyser waits for the participants on the platform of the arrival train from Brussels.

Confirmed

09:45-10:00

University Antwerp, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Walk to the University of Antwerp (UA).

Confirmed

10:00-12:00

UA, Campus of the City

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Introduction about the working of the Library.

 

Visit of library at UA (University Antwerp).

Confirmed

12:00-13:00

Lunch

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Lunch in student restaurant to be paid by each participant.

Confirmed

13:00-13:30

Taxibus to UA, Campus Drie Eiken

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

The UA provides taxi busses to transport the participants to the Campus Drie Eiken.

Confirmed

13:30-16:00

UA, Campus Drie Eiken

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Visit of the Library.

Confirmed

Between 16:00-17:00

Back to the station of Berchem

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

The participants take the bus to Berchem station (1 station before Antwerp train station) to return back to Brussels.

Confirmed

It is possible for the participants to take a bus from Berchem station to the city centre of Antwerp for sightseeing.

Confirmed

Tue

14 Dec

Lecture free day. The participants work on the assignments. 

Confirmed

Wed

15 Dec

10:00-12:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.2.06

Raf Guns (Belgium)

“Statistics”

 

The book (or a hard copy) of “Elementary Statistics for Effective Library and Information Service Management” (Leo Egghe and Ronald Rousseau) is provided to the participants.

Confirmed

13:00-16:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.2.06

Raf Guns (Belgium)

“Statistics”

Confirmed

16:00

Deadline for submission of the photo contest:

At the end of STIMULATE, participants can win a small prize by submitting:

- maximum 3 good photos that they have made PERSONALLY of some aspect of Belgium (without STIMULATE participants in the picture)

- maximum 3 good group photos that they have made PERSONALLY of almost all the STIMULATE participants together.

Each photo can be sent by electronic mail as attached files to Paul.Nieuwenhuysen@vub.ac.be
as soon as possible and certainly before the final week of the program.

Send the original master photo at the original size or a cropped version;
in other words, do not resize the photo.

Name each photo file as
stimulateX-subject-photographer
where “subject” stands for 1 or 2 words that describe the subject of the photo and “photographer stands for the full name of the photographer.

The best picture of each category will be selected and the two prizes (if awarded) will be given to the winners during the STIMULATE farewell gathering.

Good photos will perhaps be included in the WWW site about the international training programs.

 

Please inform STIMULATE office if you will prepare a dish for the Farewell evening.

Confirmed

17:00

Geraldine Huybrechts

Gathering at the Brussels Town Hall at Grand Place for visit of the Christmas market and ice skating.

Thu

16 Dec

Lecture free day. The participants work on the assignments. 

Confirmed

Fri

17 Dec

09:01

Central Station, Brussels

The participants take the train to Leuven.

Confirmed

09:23

Leuven Station

Arrival at the station of Leuven.

 

Walk to the bus station of De Lijn.

Confirmed

09:39

Leuven bus station

Take bus 2 direction “HEVERLEE Campus” on platform 6 (each 10 minutes)

Confirmed

10:00–10:10

Bus stop “WILLEM DE CROYLAAN “

Get off at stop WILLEM DE CROYLAAN.  It is about 8 minutes walk to reach the Arenberg Library for Science & Technology of the University.

Confirmed

10:10–11:00

Library Arenberg, de Croylaan 6 - 3001 Heverlee (Leuven)

Ludo Holans (Belgium)

Introduction about the organisation of the library.

Confirmed

11:00-12:00

Library Arenberg

Ludo Holans (Belgium)

Library visit (faculties of Sciences and Engineering).

Confirmed

13:00-17:00

Library Arenberg

Ludo Holans (Belgium)

Lecture about digital sources.

 

Exercices

Confirmed

17:00

Library Arenberg to Leuven Station

Walk to the bus stop and take bus 2 direction LEUVEN/KESSEL-LO.  This bus stops also in the city centre of Leuven for those who want to do sightseeing.

Confirmed

It is possible for the participants to stay longer in the city of Leuven for sightseeing.

 

Museum M. in Leuven

The impressive, streamlined museum building, situated in the heart of the city, is a real eye-catcher. The complex as a whole, designed by renowned Belgian architect Stéphane Beel, integrates existing historical buildings with contemporary architecture built around a stately old oak in a peaceful interior court. From the roof of the museum, you have a splendid view of the city. A must-see on your journey of discovery in Leuven!

More info: http://www.mleuven.be

17:30

Geraldine Huybrechts

Gathering at the Town Hall in Leuven.

Visit of the Christmas market.

Sat

18 Dec

 

Sun

19 Dec

 

Mon

20 Dec

Lecture free day. The participants work on the assignments. 

Confirmed

Tue

21 Dec

13:30-15:30

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.07

Raf Dekeyser (Belgium)

Discussion of the reports on the library visits.

Confirmed

15:45-17:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Building D, room D.1.07

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (co-ordinator STIMULATE)

Presentation of the evaluation of STIMULATE by all participants.

SWOT Analysis.

Confirmed

Wed

22 Dec

17:00-21:00

VUB Campus Etterbeek: Convivium (hall next to the VUB restaurant)

Farewell gathering.

 

The participants are asked to prepare a typical dish from their home country and bring it with them. There is the possibility to warm up dishes (please note: it is not possible to actually cook/prepare the dishes in the VUB Convivium. Warming up home prepared dishes is no problem though). STIMULATE sponsors: ingredients are refunded up to 10 euro per ‘cook’ (please bring your shop ticket for the repayment).

Make sure that your dish is put in a pot that is easy to transport and that closes well.

 

Certificates will be handed out to the participants and the winners of the photo contests (if any) will be revealed.

Each participant receives a CD with the study material and photos.

There will also be the possibility to project pictures on the wall which have been made by the participants during their stay in Belgium (bring a memory stick please).

 

The program organisers will also make a formal group photo of the participants.

 

Lecturers and representatives of VLIR UOS are also invited to attend.

Confirmed

Thu

23 Dec

Free day.

Departure.

 

The transportation from your room to the airport is not paid by STIMULATE.

You can arrange a taxi service to the Brussels International Airport or you can take public transport.

This information is also included in the Welcome pack, you received upon arrival. 

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY VISITS: Criteria for analysis

Organisation

·       how is the university library organised: centralized or distributed over several buildings?  Is this organisation appropriate for the physical organisation of the university?

·       how is the library governed? (structure of steering committees; who decides what? what is the role of the academic staff?)

·       how is the library building organized (entrance, reception desk, signalization, available info...)

·       is there a well described budget?  is there a yearly sum for acquisitions, for infrastructure, for staff development, etc... and are these sums appropriate?

Resources (relative to number of potential users!)

·       size of library

o   number of seats

o   tranquillity of space

·       staff

o   number

o   quality

o   friendliness

·       paper collection (books and journals)

o   volume

o   adapted to profile of university

o   updated collection?

o   accessibility (how much in open stacks? what about the rest?)

o   classification system used

o   efficiency of loan service

·       website

o   does the library have a website?

o   is it easily accessible from the main university website?

o   does it provide sufficient information about the library and its services?

o   does it provide an OPAC towards the paper collection?

o   does it have a helpdesk, or other way for user communication?

·       digital collection (books, journals and databases)

o   are the Open Access sources (journals and repository harvesters) recommended  to the users?  Is there a user-friendly portal to these resources available on the library website?

o   do the librarians know about Open Access book collections (e.g., the Gutenberg project)

o   are there subscriptions to digital journals?  are they appropriate?

o   are there index/abstract databases available?

·       collection for education and/or research?

o   how is the collection development organized?  do teachers and researchers advise the library acquisitions?

o   do the students and researchers have sufficient resources at their disposition in order to support in an adequate way their study and research activities?

o   does the university have other collections, e.g. in the faculties or laboratories?  are they accessible for all users?  are they in the central catalogue?

Infrastructure

·       ICT infrastructure (user terminals; number and quality)

o   does the library have an adequate number of Internet access points to allow the users to access the digital resources mentioned above?

o   are there dedicated PC’s or terminals for consultation of the catalogue (or do the users have to use a card catalogue?)

o   do the librarians have sufficiently modern PC’s to allow them to do their job?

o   is there a server for the library or does the library receive adequate support from the university ICT department for hosting their web site and services?

·       Internet connectivity (speed): is the bandwidth sufficient for giving a fast access to remote resources?

·       copying and printing facility

o   does the library have an adequate service for allowing the students to copy articles or a limited number of pages from a book?

o   is there a facility that allows the users to print pages from the digital resources available on the Internet?

o   does the library have a scanning facility?  is there a digitisation project?

·       Library Management System

o   which system is used as LMS?  is it web based or stand-alone?

o   which modules does it contain?

Services

·       registration and access regulations

o   do all students and staff members automatically have free access to the library?

o   is there a simple arrangement for access for outsiders?  at what price?

o   do you generate automatic access statistics?

·       opening hours (Total number per week; convenient service hours?)

·       training of users

o   is there information literacy training in the university curriculum?

o   does the library provide information sessions about the use of available journals and databases?

·       general information desk

o   how is it staffed?  can the person at the desk deliver information at a sufficiently high level?

·       specialized information desk(s) (availability of subject specialists)?

·       is there an Interlibrary Lending Service?

o   do they lend out documents to other libraries, or to distant research groups?

o   do they loan books from other libraries, and does the library have an adequate service for locating the appropriate library that can generate the loan?

o   or are they offering the users a document delivery service for articles from journals that they do not subscribe to?  if so, what does it cost?

·       Support for publications by researchers? (database? institutional repository? which software for IR?)

 


YOUR REPORT:  (Send to raf.dekeyser@bib.kuleuven.be before December 19 !!!)

       Write an individual report (1 – 3 pages) with your remarks.

       Order by university (list various items) or by topic (compare universities): your choice.

       You should not treat all the criteria from the list above, but only those where you have something personal to tell about.

       Avoid giving bare numbers that you received as information.  The important things are the ideas behind the library organization.  What was original?  Which aspects did you like most?  What was rather bad in your opinion?

       Give arguments why you find something good or bad; how would you improve things?

       Have you learned from these visits something useful for your own library?  Explain.