Western Balkans

Project Management

LIT will undertake activities to ensure sound management of the project & will perform the duties of authorizing officer & coordinator of the project and will lead the Management WP. LIT will also contribute to the Library Training WP- the Library Staff Development Strategy for the project, specifically- the design & implementation of the LNSS modular curriculum in partnership with EU partners UTBV, UOC and TPG.

LIT will also lead the Online Module WP given their experience of delivering e- content from previous projects. UTBV will lead the Preparation WP in the project- needs analysis, competency mapping and both UTBV & UOC will also lead the LNSS modular Curriculum training and piloting implementation as will other EU partners. UOC have specific responsibility for & lead the needs analysis regarding Electronic Library Services & will champion and develop the Consortium Digital and Electronic Strategy & will work closely with LIT who lead the Electronic Resources WP.

Due to their significant experience of leading Quality Assurance WP's from previous Tempus projects (e.g. project 517117) UOC will lead the Quality Assurance Work package of the LNSS project. Being specialists in Curriculum Design & Training as well as ECTS across many disciplines including Libraries, TPG will lead the Didactic and Scientific Organization WP and will work closely with EU and PC partners to steer and guide and the Development of the Library Staff Development Programs that will form the LNSS Curriculum and will participate along with EU partners in delivery of the curricula-in LNSS Curriculum preparation, training, piloting, evaluation of piloting. TPG will also create maintain the LNSS Online Platform having significant experience in this area and hence will work closely with KBBI who lead the Dissemination & Exploitation WP to ensure the results of the LNSS project can be exploited by other organizations & countries.

Along with other EU partners TPG will evaluate the piloting and implementation of the modules and offer advice around: Quality Assurance, ECTS and Bologna compliance. TPG will lead the Didactic & Scientific Organization WP. They will also liaise & work with UOC & the EWG to provide quality assurance and editing for the major publications in the project- the Collection Development Policy, Consortium Strategic Plan and Digital & Electronic Library Strategy including publications processes. Owing to significant previous project experience from other projects in the Special Needs area TPG along with LIT and KBBI will lead and drive initiatives to ensure democratization of libraries for people with Special Needs.

PC institutions in WB will be involved in the design, pilot, evaluation, accreditation & dissemination of the LNSS project and LNSS Curriculum. A vital role of PC institutions will be, in particular, supported by LIT as Coordinator & EU partners regarding practical aspects of the project - the creation of new roles in each PC institution - the Library Access Liaison Librarian role, Subject Liaison Librarian role and each PC institution will have two representatives on the Project Management Committee (PMC) and two representatives on each of the Working Groups of the Project- DSWG, LTWG, OMWG, EWG.

In allocating resources for each activity to ensure project ownership we have been mindful of those carrying greater workload in WP's as well as expertise required to complete tasks. LIT as Coordinator have been allocated the greater portion of resources due to extra risk & responsibility & this principle is reflected also in WP leaders UTBV (Preparation + Training), UOC (Training + Quality WP's), TPG (Didactic & Scientific WP + Online Platform) & KBBI (Dissemination & Exploitation). TPG will create the LNSS Online Platform. Equipment resources are important for PC institutions & PC's have been allocated much needed equipment resources for the upgrading of Libraries.