As a modern university The University of Gävle focuses in a flexible learning and to put the student in focus. A large proportion of students are enrolled in distance education. University library needs to be reachable for all. This requires modern information technology tools, but also a well-developed cooperation with libraries and learning centers in the region. The portal takes another step in library development.
"A library Web portal has long been on the wish list. We have seen Axiell Arena emerge in recent years and become increasingly impressed " library manager Maivor Hallén says. "The time seems ripe to start building our own portal".
"Axiell has delivered our Libra system and has the dual library and IT skills needed to help us with our Web portal construction. Our first step is to replace the current OPAC and to supplement with web 2.0 features. But we have high expectations in the long run. The goal is set on a portal that can be loved by us all, both staff and students, " Maivor continues.
As a next step the university library is planning to be a part of the county-wide library portal which will be built for the Gävleborg Region, with the ambition to extend it to a ALM (Archive, Library and Museum) Web portal.