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					     Egbert de Smet

Brief presentation about myself…
         Professional position
• University degree (MA) in Political and Social
  Sciences (1978)
• Ph.D. in ‘Information and Library Science’ (1993)
• Experience as ‘assistant’ and scientific
  researcher in ‘the production of culture’
  (education, cultural sector e.g. literature, books
  -> libraries) 1978 – 1981
• Co-ordinator of the programme ‘MA in Inf.&Lib.
  Science’ since 1983, Antwerp University
• Training manager for INASP, from 2005
                    Antwerp
• 2nd city in Belgium, north of the (small)
  country (Flandres) :
         Special Degree ‘IBW’
• Since 1983 established as unique course in
  Flanders, interuniversity
• 2 years of university education with rather large
  scope (libraries + technology)
  – 1st year ‘Advanced studies’ -> introduction
  – 2nd year ‘Specialised studies’ -> technologies and ICT
• Evolution towards ‘MA’ : 1 integrated programme
• 50 students on average each year…
          Professional profile
• After the sociology came … Information Science
  with technical/technological focus
• The CDS/ISIS software and its applications in
  (inter)national information systems, e.g. in the
  community information systems etc.
• Projets in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania,
  Uganda, Ethiopia) and Cuba
• Lecturer in ‘Documentary Information Systems’
  in two ‘International Training Programmes’ (VLIR
  and CIUF) containing a.o. ISIS-software.
                   INASP
• International network for the availability of
  scientific publications
• Main programmes :
  – PERI (Programme for the Enhancement of
    Research Information)
  – Library Support programme
  – Publishing support programme, e.g. African
    Journals Online (AJOL)
• See : www.inasp.info
Contact
  • Addresse :
  E. de Smet
  IBW – UA
  Universiteitsplein 1,
  B-2610 Wilrijk/Antwerpen
  Belgium
  • E-mail
  Egbert.deSmet@ua.ac.be
                      Work plan
•   +-12 sessions (3hrs)
•   S1 : Expectations discussion (June 6)
•   S2 : An introduction to PC’s and software (June 15)
•   S3 : Introduction and theory on ISIS (June)
•   S4 : Creation of a simple ISIS-database (July 25)
•   S5 : Intro on Formatting Language (July 25)
•   S6 : Basic FL statements (July 27)
•   S7 : FL for multi-media and multi-bases (July 27)
•   S8 : FL for indexing, conversion and validation (July 29)
•   S9 : Searching techniques (July 29)
•   S10 : ISIS on the WWW (August 1)
•   S11 : WEBLIS (August 2)
         Work plan (cont’d)
• Reserve : Other functions and
  management issues
• Other ISIS family members :
  – CISIS
  – ISISDLL
  – OpenISIS
  – WEBLIS
• Programming in ISIS : Pascal et DLL ?
      Discussion : expectations
• Questions :
   – How does STIMULATE fit into your professional situation ?
       • ICT in your prof. environment ??
       • Management of change ?
   – How does STIMULATE fit into your personal career planning ?
       • ‘professional mobility’ ? Promotion (or frustration) ?
   – Which outcomes do you expect ?
       • Which type of knowledge, on top of experiences, to be gathered ?
       • Which guidance needed ? Assignment ? Certificate…
   – Is ISIS-software relevant to you ? If so, how ? If not, ‘academic’
     interest ?
       •   Already used ? To which extent ?
       •   Known ? Which version : DOS, Windows, WWW ?
       •   For library automation and/or information management ?
       •   Interested ? Alternatives ?

				
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