New library system
Our current system for buying, cataloguing and borrowing books is nearing its end. The system's distributor has announced it is working on a totally new system. Several other distributors are doing the same and will be offering all-in-one solutions which also deal with electronic materials.
We will need to buy a new system, which will most likely also mean that we will no longer share a catalogue with Karolinska Institutet (KI). The procurement process will start in August 2013, and a new system should be implemented in the summer of 2014.
Our aim for the future is to be able to manage our printed and electronic materials in as an effective and integrated way as possible.
Anders Fredriksson, Head of the IT Unit, the Library
Project time frame:
Buying begins in August 2013
Swedish translators' lexicon (Svenskt översättarlexikon)
The Swedish translators' lexicon (Swedish language only) has been developed and published by the Södertörn University Library. The lexicon was launched in May 2009 and is built on continuously with new articles.
In the Swedish translators' lexicon articles about Swedish and Finland Swedish translators have for the first time been collected including biographies and lists of publications. The project is headed up by Professor Lars Kleberg, CBEES, with contributions from librarians, archive specialists, literature- and language experts as well as translators.
The project has recently been awarded funds which will allow the production of new articles, more cataloguing and the further development of the lexicon.
Cataloguing older theses
In 2003, approximately 15,000 dissertations, mostly from the time of the Swedish Empire (1610–1720), were donated to the library. Thanks to funding primarily from the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies (ÖSS), just over half had been catalogued by the start of 2013.
Most of the dissertations are in Latin. Despite the increased significance of national languages from the renaissance onwards, Latin was the language of intellectual development in Europe. From debates about the Protestant Reformation to the scholarly revolution, Latin materials are a key to understanding the rise of modern Europe.
At Södertörn University in January 2013 a large research project began, The Academic Culture in the Baltic Sea Region during the early modern period (Den akademiska kulturen i Östersjöregionen under tidigmodern tid). The Latin dissertations play a central role in the project.
University- and school libraries as pedagogical resources with a focus on teaching programmes and courses
The project is financed by the National Library of Sweden (Kb) and is a collaborative effort between the library and teacher programmes and courses at Södertörn University, Nacka gymnasium-library and Regionbibliotek Stockholm. The aim is to create a progressive model for building up competence regarding the critical analysis of information sources and using information between upper-secondary school and university studies. Part of the project is to develop elements about school libraries in the teacher education at university.
Ika Jorum (Project leader) and Jan Hjalmarsson (Head of Teaching and Research Support Unit)