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Freie Universität Berlin Library Partnership

Information about the Library collaboration of the University of Edinburgh and the Freie Universität Berlin.

Library & University Collections has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University Library (Universitätsbibliothek) at the Freie Universität Berlin, for a partnership between our libraries. This sets out initial ideas for a closer collaboration between both university libraries in order to share knowledge and professional experience, both good and bad, and to encourage best practice for the benefit of both libraries and their communities.

With a focus on new and innovative library services, professional development and organisational change, the Memorandum of Understanding introduces ideas of collaboration from a series of online events where staff can meet and exchange practical experience and prospective plans on new library services (e.g. the presentation and discoverability of collections in the digital space) or library-faculty co-operation, to short exchange visits (in person or virtual) including language learning opportunities, and annual visits of members of each library’s senior management team for a light-touch review of the services offered by the hosts, in the manner of a critical friend.