The 20th anniversary of Consorcio Madroño
The Consortium of Universities of the Autonomous Region of Madrid and the UNED for Library Cooperation (known as the Madroño Consortium, or “Consorcio Madroño”) was created in 1999 with the goal of increasing scientific production at its member universities, improving the quality of library services and promoting plans for cooperation amongst its members. Since then, cooperation, quality and support for research have comprised the entity’s identifying trademarks. Similarly, it is the only Spanish consortium of libraries certified in accordance with the ISO 9001 quality standard.
This year, when it is celebrating twenty years of existence, Consorcio Madroño has led to its initiative to hold the day titled “University libraries facing the challenges of the future” where new topics and challenges are arising, including:
- The digital transformation at universities
- The commitment to Open Science
- A new paradigm in teaching and learning in digital environments
- Support for research beyond just access to essential information resources
- The development of new services to meet new needs within the university community
|11:00 a.m.||Welcome and institutional introduction. Francisco Javier de la Mata, President of Consorcio Madroño, and Alejandro Arranz Calvo, General Director for Research and Innovation Community of Madrid.|
|11:15 a.m.||“Libraries in a computational age” Chris Bourg. Director of MIT Libraries (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).|
|12:15 a.m.||SECTION 1: The contribution to Open Science made by university libraries
|2:00 p.m.||Lunch break.|
|3:00 p.m.||SECTION 2: New spaces for learning and cooperation at university libraries: MakerSpaces and Digital Laboratories.
|4:45 p.m.||“Consorcio Madroño: 20 years of achievements.” María Boyer (director of the UPM library), Santiago Fernández-Conti (director of the UAM library), Ianko López (technical director of Consorcio Madroño)|
|5:15 p.m.||Summary of the day and farewell|
|8:30 p.m.||Dinner for participants. Café Comercial (Glorieta de Bilbao, 7. Metro: Bilbao).|
|9:00 a.m.||“The Present and Challenges for University Libraries: The case of Chile.” Gabriela Ortúzar. Director of information services and libraries (University of Chile).|
|10:00 a.m.||SECTION 3: Digital education and its impact on university libraries.
|11:45 a.m.||Coffee break.|
|12:15 p.m.||SECTION 4: Digital humanities.
|2:00 p.m.||Conclusions and farewell. Francisco Javier de la Mata, President of Consorcio Madroño, and José Manuel Torralba Castelló, General Director of Universities and Higher Arts Education Community of Madrid.|
More information in the program.
20 and 21 June 2019
Init Time: Thursday 10:30 a.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.
End Time: Thursday 5:15 p.m. (at around), friday 2:00 p.m. (at around)
Location: ETSI Minas y Energía (UPM). Salón de actos. Calle Ríos Rosas, 21, 28003 Madrid
By tube: Ríos Rosas (L1)
By bus (EMT): 3 – 12 – 37 – 45 – 149
Registration form will be published at the end of April.
Please, contact the Consorcio Madroño technical office for more information.