Library Director, University of Amsterdam, NL
Maria Heijne started her career in 1976 focusing her interests on the technological and innovative developments in libraries, such as library automation (Geac Ltd), and early projects in networks and digital libraries (SURFnet).
As Library Director at Delft University of Technology (since 2001) she concentrated on adapting the library to new requirements in the information environment, resulting in establishing a Library Learning Center and a Center for Research Data Management.
Open Access became a high focus area for her as Library Director of the University of Amsterdam (since 2013).
Maria is past President of the coalition of Dutch University Libraries and of IATUL (International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries).
Maria A. M. Heijne, MA
University of Amsterdam/ University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Libraries develop into all-in-one spaces for learning, consuming, sharing, creating, and experiencing. Students appreciate the library for this role as learner-centered facility. It is important for libraries to take a pro-active role in keeping a close connection to the education infrastructure of their universities. Show the library’s strengths in developments around blended learning and open […]
Thought provoking and entertaining, this structured debate will definitely be fun. MC of the debate – Liz Gosling 3 members on each side of the debate. Professor Rob Allen, AUT John O’Brien Maria Heijne Kerry Holling, Western Sydney University Anita Schjøll Brede Jim Groom