Ghent University Library


Ghent University Library

The Ghent University Library is located in the city of Ghent, Belgium. It serves the university community of students and scholarly researchers. [ [http://lib.ugent.be/catalogi_en.html University Library Ghent: Catalogues ] ]

The library has evolved in recent years, focusing on decentralization and networking rather than a central facility. Some collections of books are to be found in the faculty libraries; but some books are conventionally gathered together in the University library. [ [http://lib1.ugent.be/cmsites/default.aspx?lang=EN_CA&ref=AA Universiteitsbibliotheek Gent - Algemeen ] ] A range of electronic resources are available within the UGent network as part of a "digital library." [ [http://lib.ugent.be/digibib_en.html Central Library Ghent University : E-sources ] ]

The Library has joined with Google in digitizing books which will then be made accessible via the Internet. [ [http://lib1.ugent.be/cmsites/default.aspx?ref=ABAF&lang=NL_BO UGent + Google digitizing books partnership] ]

The chief architectural feature of the library is the Book Tower ("Boekentoren"), designed by Henry van de Velde. [ [http://lib1.ugent.be/cmsites/default.aspx?lang=EN_BO&ref=AA Universiteitsbibliotheek Gent - Algemeen ] ]

References

ee also

* Google Books Library Project

External links

* [http://lib1.ugent.be/cmsites/default.aspx?lang=EN_BO&ref=AA Ghent Library (in English)]
* [http://lib1.ugent.be/cmsites/default.aspx?ref=AB&lang=NL_BO Boekentoren (in Flemish)]
* [http://www.visoog.be/viewer.php?lang=dut&hotspot=27 Boekentoren Belvédère in 360°]
* [http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/ The European Library]


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