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Sujet Eva Hettmer Sujet Martina Šimkovičová, Foto Joanna Pianka 

In the course of its Teaching Library Program wissenswert [worth knowing], the University library of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna offers introductory courses, seminars and events in order to impart information literacy.
The program comprises introductory courses for new students on how to use the library as well as expert trainings in e-media research. These courses focus on accessing, evaluating, and processing information, and on how to handle such information responsibly. Why can we use many databases free of charge; (how) is information evaluated; what does peer-reviewed mean, and what is an impact factor (IF); why is Google so popular and what dangers lurk there? The programs are tailored to the respective target audiences, and scripts are provided to enable participants to deepen their knowledge through self-study. The aim is to equip course participants with the abilities and skills they require to cope with the demands of our information society.

Introductory Course on How to Use the Library
Date
| 03.12.2019, 11 am – noon
Venue | Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, University library, Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna
At the start of the winter semester, the library offers an introductory course on how to use its holdings.
Topics covered: basic information on how to use the library; how to use the Online Catalog of the Academy library; how to use other online catalogs; how to use the reference collections (DVD, course reserves).

Bilingual course (German/English), with Sarah Fiedler.

Researching in the Library’s Historic Stock
Date
| 10.12.2019, 3 pm – 4 pm
Venue | Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, University library, Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna
The library offers an introductory course on how to use its historic book stock.
Topics covered: overview of the age and the subject fields of the library’s historic collection, consultation of the card catalogs and of the systematically sorted catalog from 1876, how to request and use books from the historic stock, information on the library’s digitalization service eBooks on Demand (eod) as well as on other digitalization projects.

Bilingual course (German/English); with Sarah Fiedler.

Minimum 5, maximum 15 participants | Registration required: r.lackner@akbild.ac.at.

Discovery Services, OPACs, eJournals and Databases
Date
| 22.01.2020, 1 pm – 3 pm
Venue | Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Institute for Education in the Arts, Karl-Schweighofer-Gasse 3, 1070 Vienna, Room 3.11
This course offers an overview of tools available for researching academic literature and other types of scholarly information. The focus will be on digital information resources.
Topics covered: academic search engines, library discovery services, online catalogs, electronic journals library (EZB), database information system (DBIS).

In English; with Andreas Ferus.

Minimum 5, maximum 15 participants | Registration required: r.lackner@akbild.ac.at.


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