Library economics and notions of bibliometrics II

lclib2125  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Library economics and notions of bibliometrics II
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
15.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
Brodkom Frédéric;
Main themes
  • Principles of library science and bibliometrics (including public management, organisation of the library and its human resources, project management and infrastructure, etc.),
  • analyses of the public's expectations, marketing, searches, dashboards and regulations, legal context,
  • meetings with professionals: university, public administration, academic etc. librarians 

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

This biennial course and course LCLIB2120 with which it alternates will make together make it possible:
  • to apply the main principles of library science and bibliometrics,
  • to understand the main functions of a library/multimedia library or of a resource centre, as well as the legal provisions relating to them,
  • to create or to adapt the structure of  a library/multimedia library or of a resource centre,
  • to design and implement research tools suited to the public concerned,
  • to remain up to date with developments in the discipline,
  • to create a management dashboard for a library/multimedia library or for a resource centre,
  • to analyse the expectations of the public concerned, to design and to put into practice a development plan
  • to evaluate the management of a library/multimedia library or of a resource centre and its user-satisfaction level,
  • to become familiar with the tools of document updating.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
  • Course 01 Introduction, definitions, activities
  • Course 02 Infrastructure and facilities for libraries and LC
  • Course 03 Workshop on Information literacy (Excel, Word, Zotero, etc.)
  • Course 04 Bibliometrics : survey and User eXperience (UX)
  • Course 05 Workshop on management theories
  • Course 06 Library organization and management of human resources
  • Course 07 Bibliometrics : management dashboard, evaluation matrix, etc.
  • Course 08 Service de Lecture Publique (FWB) – Professional meeting.
  • Course 09 Project management in libraries
  • Course 10 Workshop on controversies in infrastructure management
Teaching methods
The cursus of 15 hours is constituted of 10 thematic courses and workshops with theoretical notions and practical case studies.  For some subjects, professionals will be invited (FWB Service de la Lecture publique).  Two themes of management (team and buildings) will be seen via working groups and interactives learning.  For bibliometrics, one of the courses will be held in the computer room.
Evaluation methods
The continuous evaluation during Q1 will cover 30% of the final score: two works by groups for a total of 6 marks. 
The oral exam will be held during the session and will cover 70% of the final score: the analysis of datas (with comments) during an “open book” preparation will represent 5 marks, the 9 other will consist of a direct interview about 3 theoretical questions.
Other information
The calendar, course slides, bibliography and other information are all accessible to students on the UCLouvain Moodle platform.
This biennial course is complementary to the LCLIB2120 course (2018-2019, 2020-2021, etc.) as both courses provide a comprehensive overview of library management and bibliometrics issues. Nevertheless, each course remains independent of the other and neither of the two is a prerequisite for the other.
Online resources
See Moodle for instructor's courses

Les ressources bibliographiques sont surtout électroniques et accessibles via le catalogue et le discovery tool des bibliothèques de l’UCL et/ou les plateformes professionnelles.  Des références figureront sur le site Moodle du cours.  Les é sont aussi invité.es à consulter les collections physiques de bibliothéconomie des bibliothèques (BiblioPôle de BFLT, Collection Z de BST, etc.).
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [120] in Information and Communication Science and Technology

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in History

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General