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Library and information services

Our key objective was to promote and support the students in their studies in the 3UAS institutions (Haaga-Helia, Laurea University of Applied Sciences and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences) by providing them with access to the collections and services of three libraries. Within this framework, we prepared for the implementation of the new Koha library system and specified the cooperation agreement of the 3UAS libraries as part of this work. In addition, we decided to established a joint online library.

Our collection of e-books was improved with regard to course books, in particular, and this improved the availability of the books regardless of when and where they are needed. In particular, we took into consideration our student groups who study abroad. We prepared instruction videos and online guides to support information retrieval and organised information events concerning the topic.

We supported open RDI activities by organising a tour on open science and research for our personnel, promoting self-archiving and preparing the online guide on open RDI activities at Haaga-Helia. We also participated in a project on an open operating culture.

Different learners were taken into consideration in our operations by us acquiring coloured overlays and reading rulers, reader pens and noise-cancelling headphones that they can borrow. We also worked in closer cooperation with the national Celia expert organisation for accessible literature and publishing. We made preparations for implementing robotics in the invoicing process of the library.

Haaga-Helia library