Local Library Visit 1: Athens University of Economics and Business Library
Athens University of Economics and Business Library
Type of library: academic
Distance from Congress venue: 3.5 km
Meeting point: Victoria Square
Optimal route: Victoria Station, exit to Victoria Square. A library staff member will wait the delegates with a label “AUEB Library”
A volunteer will be waiting for you at the proposed meeting point.
The Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) holds a historically established place in the collective consciousness of the academic community as a leading university in its core areas of expertise. At an international level, the university’s unwavering strategic goal is to actively participate in the global academic environment, to develop high-profile international collaborations, and to generally enhance its international impact and recognition through excellence in research and education. The Mission of AUEB Library Services is to:
- Provide the information infrastructure and services to meet teaching, learning and research needs of the AUEB academic community in the fields of Economics, International and European Economic Studies, Business Administration, Marketing and Communication, Management Science & Technology, Accounting and Finance, Informatics and Statistics.
- Provide an integrated center of research and scientific information for the whole university including undergraduate and postgraduate students, PhD and post-doc students, professors, researchers, administrative staff and external researchers/visitors.
- Promote open access to academic resources.
The AUEB Library was founded in 1920 alongside the University’s establishment. It is the oldest economic academic library in Greece. The Library has been located in the central university building on 76 Patission Street in Athens since 1935 and accommodates the 1st and 2nd floor.
The library collection includes print and e-sources: textbooks, research books, reference books (dictionaries, almanacs, encyclopedias), theses and dissertations, statistical publications, government publications, scientific journals, working and discussion papers, newspapers. All electronic sources and services are accessible through AUEB Library’s website. Library services include: borrowing, interlibrary loan, radio frequency identification (RFID) self-service implementations, reading room services, information literacy programs, ask a librarian service, user coaching, photocopying & printing services, website, federated search and remote access to authenticated users. Library also plays a key role in promoting open access to university research and in the preservation and digitizing of historic material.
AUEB Library is member of Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link). HEAL-Link is the Consortium of Greek Academic Libraries promotes collaboration on journals subscriptions, strengthening journal collections, creating and maintaining a Union Catalogue of bibliographic records and sharing joint subscription to electronic resources and services. AUEB Library is also a founding member of Hellenic Economic Library Network (H.E.L.I.N. 2012). HELIN is a collaborative library network of Greek economic libraries aimed at exchanging knowledge, services and sources related to economics and providing more quality and efficient services to readers.
From the ’90s, AUEB library established partnerships with international organizations in order to offer collections and services with added value:
- European Documentation Centre EDC (1992), Partner: European Commission.
- Documentation Centre of OECD (1997), Partner: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
- Documentation Centre of WTO (2004), Partner: World Tourism Organization.
As it is mostly interested in library users’ satisfaction, it conducts annually, user satisfaction surveys via Quality Assurance Unit of Academic Libraries. Final reports are available from http://188.8.131.52/?q=evaluation.