DIREKT

Developing Trans-regional information literacy

for lifelong learning and

the knowledge economy [DIREKT].

overview

OVERVIEW

Co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

The DIREKT project has been funded by the European Commission through the Capacity-Building in Higher Education Programme (CBHE) as part of the Key Action 2 projects. CBHE is the European Union’s programme whose aim is to improve, develop, and modernise higher education systems and to support cooperation of Partner Countries across different regions of the world such as Eastern Europe and (Central) Asia mainly through university cooperation projects.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

DIREKT follows three wider objectives and seven specific objectives. These innovative programmes and technologies will benefit all stakeholders such as undergrad and postgrad students, librarians, academic staff, ministries, national and public libraries, local communities, non-academic members and society organisations.

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ACTIVITIES AND TRAINING

The plan is to develop training programmes supported by ECTS modules (both hard copy in script form and online on the project website platform) and embedded in curricula in the PC universities as well as the involvement of other stakeholders such as National/Public Libraries to ensure maximum transfer effect to society at large.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) will will perform the duties of authorising officer and Coordinator of the project. The PMC will measure the progress and results of the specific activities during their realisation of the project in each organisation using performance indicators established by the Evaluation Working Group (EWG).

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PARTNER UNIVERSITIES

15 universities from 6 countries, Ireland, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, China and Slovakia, are taking part in this project.

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COOPERATION AND COMMUNICATION

Project Management is organised and acts in order to ensure the achievement of project results and the accuracy of procedures. Allocation of resources: A Project Management Committee (PMC) are established at the beginning of the project as well as Working Groups  and Local Committees.

A strategy  for Cross Border Relations is drafted at the beginning of the project and agreed by all RF, KN, CN partners so as to ensure good cross border communication and dissemination incorporating Associate Partners.

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TIMELINE

The duration of the project is three years. During this time we will undertake a series of activities in order to achieve aims and objectives of DIREKT project.

In the first year, for example it is planned to  detect training and general library needs and map  competence, to strategic review information literacy, to carry out training in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and much more.

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