It is exciting to turn the page to the new 2022 with the positive news of being awarded a second Erasmus grant, Upskilling the Information Professionals of the Future: Novel Digital Transformation MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)”. This is a partnership of Ankara University (the coordinator of the project is Assoc. Prof. Nevzat Özel), the Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria), Peç University (Hungary), Tallinn University (Estonia), the University of Florence (Italy), the Information Literacy Association (France) and Pacificstream (United Kingdom).
There are several efforts that offer free educational courses to library and information professionals – for a recent good example of a multilingual MOOC see the Digital Biblio Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) delivered by the BIBLIO project, but in our case, the focus is on all aspects of digital transformation – a topic at the core of the discussions in many institutions from the cultural and scientific heritage sectors.
In 2022, we also will be contributing to the Erasmus project entitled “Recovery of cultural heritage through higher education-driven open innovation (eCHOIng)” coordinated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) with project partners from Greece, Estonia and Italy.
And hopefully, we will have more opportunities to work directly with our colleagues, face to face in 2022! Both projects include training events for academics and professionals and again hopefully we could deliver them as face to face events. Stay tuned for further information!