2022 Edition

Beyond the Library Collections. We don’t have it? Here it is!

No library can buy or hold everything its patrons need. At a certain point, librarians need to pool their resources and collaborate to provide access to what they don’t have.

The 2022 edition of the Erasmus Mobility Staff Training week organized by the University of Liège Library will focus on services, projects and policies that libraries can deploy and promote to increase and ease access to materials that do not belong to their print or electronic holdings. The Week’s theme will be: Beyond the Library Collections. We don’t have it? Here it is!

To further the exchange of experience and ideas, the number of participants in the week is limited. Candidates were strongly encouraged to take an active part in the week by submitting a paper for a session.

Suggested topics:

  1. Centralized and shared collection storage with other libraries
  2. Long term loan projects between libraries
  3. Extensions and services like Unpaywall, Open Access Helper, OA Button: usage and promotion
  4. Print on demand services for patrons
  5. Document delivery during/post Covid-19
  6. Challenges and impacts of new interlibrary loan policies and workflows
  7. From fee to free
  8. ILL and its impact on acquisitions policy
  9. Interfacing solutions for better document delivery
  10. Legal aspects: Controlled Digital Lending (CDL), DRM, licenses, copyright…
  11. New and improved workflows in document delivery and ILL services
  12. New partnerships and collaborations between libraries for better delivery and ILL services


New dates: From Monday May 30 to Friday June 3, 2022.

The Week was initially scheduled from January 31 to February 4, 2022, but it had to be postponed due to the pandemic.


University of Liège (Liège city center and Liège Sart Tilman campuses), Belgium

Target groups

  • Library managers
  • ILL and customer services managers
  • Collections and preservation managers

Participation and registration

    • Application was open until September 30, 2021.
    • Applicants were notified of the decision of the Selection Committee on October 15, 2021.
    • Priority was given to candidates who submit a paper for a session.
  • Sessions and discussions will be in English.
  • The week’s Proceedings will be published Open Access via e-publish within the year. (e-publish is a new comprehensive editing and publishing service provided by ULiège Library that allows authors and editors to participate in all stages leading to the publication of their work, from writing through to its distribution on digital platforms like DOAB and Google Books.) The final articles can be in English, French or German.
  • Participation in the Erasmus Staff Training week is free.
    • Participants cover their travel costs, accommodation, and living expenses.
    • Participating in the European Erasmus Mobility Staff Training program is not mandatory.


Program and organization

Administrative aspects

  • erasmus.stt {@} uliege {.} be
  • julie.hollenfeltz {@} uliege {.} be ; +32 4 3669255
  • dominique.darripe {@} uliege {.} be ; +32 4 3665235

Event announcement on IMOTION – Erasmus Staff Training: http://staffmobility.eu/staffweek/beyond-library-collections-we-dont-have

Li Tore – Sart Tilman Campus, Autumn 2019 – ULiège © Jean-Louis Wertz