October 18, 2013
On October 14, at the Biennale du numérique 2013 organized by the École nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques (enssib), in France, HEC Montréal’s integration of electronic library resources into the digital learning environment project took the second-place digital innovation award.
The HEC Montréal project, consisting of a one-stop service providing access to the Myriam and J.-Robert Ouimet library’s resources for all courses taught at the School, meets students’ growing needs, especially for distance education, and makes for a better match between the resources invested and the School’s vision for its library. Students can now use the electronic course outlines available in ZoneCours – the HEC Montréal digital learning environment – to locate all the relevant resources for each course.
“This project makes the library a valuable partner in teaching and learning,” said Maureen Clapperton, Director of the Myriam and J.-Robert Ouimet library. “It allows us to be better attuned to both students’ and teachers’ needs. It also fits with our sustainable development approach, favouring paperless courses at HEC Montréal.”
About the award
Presented for the first time this year, the digital innovation award was created by the enssib to give more visibility to digital innovation in libraries and documentation centres. The top projects were presented by the winners at the Biennale and will also be highlighted by the enssib on its website and in the Bulletin des bibliothèques de France. The jury of enssib members evaluated each project according to its objectives, originality, quality and innovative nature.