Books and periodicals
Printed books and periodicals will continue to form the major part of the information needs of researchers, teachers, students and staff. Whilst the Library will continue its traditional role as a repository of printed materials, it will also through increasing access to digital resources, develop the provision of electronic information services in support of learning, teaching and research.
In addition to human rights law, refugee law, humanitarian law and international law in general, focus shall be placed on international labour standards, intellectual property rights, democracy, good governance, prevention and resolution of conflicts, international criminal law and other related issues and it shall subscribe to leading journals in thoose fields in printed and/or electronic versions.
Web Based Systems
The Library aims at continuing to increase web-based access to electronic information resources, to provide support and to create navigational tools and information gateways.
The success and pervasiveness of the Internet has highlighted the need for Library users to be equipped with appropriate information technology skills in order to make best use of the Library and, its information resources. Training opportunities for library users dedicated to the development of information skills should be provided.
Access to Library Services
Main target groups for the Library are researchers, teachers, course participants, students, and staff at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. The Library is also available to visitors coming from other parts of Lund University and from other academic institutions within the country or abroad.
Computers at work desks are reserved for researchers, students and course participants at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. Accessibility is restricted by password-protected login.
The Library is a place for study, for obtaining support and accessing a wide range of learning materials. The opening hours shall be adapted to the number of users and courses as well as to the availability of study desks and computers.
Acquisition and Selection Criteria
Materials shall be selected to meet users’ expectations on the basis of quality of content. Formats shall include printed and/or electronic media.
The Library will increasingly provide information in electronic form, where it:
- Is less vulnerable to damage and theft;
- Provides multi user access; and/or
- Provides more sophisticated searching tools.
- The Library aims at supporting research, teaching, and learning; and
- The Library stocks materials to meet information needs of researchers, teachers, course participants, students, and staff.
- The Library stocks in sufficient numbers books that are on course literature lists for the master programmes.
Suggestions for acquisition
- Staff members are invited to participate actively in the selection process; and
- Students and other users are encouraged to make suggestions for acquisition.