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Mission Statement

As a service provider at the Medical University of Vienna, we aim to adapt our offers to the requirements of our customers and the strategic goals of the university.

We can offer you:

  • the largest collection of medical literature and media in Austria (current as well as historical)
  • an efficient supply of scientific literature and information in the field of medicine and medical fringe areas
  • globally interconnected electronic information and the use of pioneering technology setting new standards

Our library continually aims to be among the proactive and innovative medical libraries of Europe.

Management
Management of the department “University Library” of the Medical University of Vienna: planning and controlling of budget and personnel; representation of the university library in the university’s committees, contacts to national and international partner organisations as well as medical scientific institutions; development of strategies for the optimization of the library’s information services; controlling of all processes of the department; development of strategies for sourcing third-party funds; planning and coordination of public relations for the university library

Administration
Organisation, coordination and implementation of administrative and clearing transactions at the university library; team coordination according to practicality, swiftness and economy; budget control for third-party funds

Acquisition
Swift and economical acquisition and processing of literature to ensure an optimal supply of information for members of the teaching and research operations of the MedUni Vienna, alumni of the university and all other persons requiring scientific information; budget control and processing of all incoming and outgoing invoices of the university library (except third-party funds); subject-specific support

Serials management
Optimal supply of print and electronic journals for members of the teaching and research operations of the MedUni Vienna, alumni of the university and all other persons requiring scientific information; processing and indexing of journals in national and international catalogues; subject-specific support; budget control for serials

Digital Library
Acquisition, installation and maintenance of electronic devices (hard- and software); maintenance of the university library’s servers (library network) and databases as well as the integrated library system Alma and the document delivery service DOD, including technical support

Subject cataloguing
Efficient subject cataloguing of literature and other information media by keywording and classification in the integrated library system Alma as well as subject-specific shelving in the library reading room to ensure an optimal supply for members of the teaching and research operations of the MedUni Vienna, alumni of the university and all other persons requiring scientific information; subject-specific support; presentation of monthly new acquisitions

Cataloguing
Efficient cataloguing of literature and other information media to ensure an optimal supply of literature and electronic resources for members of the teaching and research operations of the MedUni Vienna, alumni of the university and all other persons requiring scientific information; subject-specific support; maintenance of open and closed shelving; swift supply of literature for library patrons; processing, securing and shelving of library materials; processing of bookbinding services

IVS Information Retrieval / Information Literacy
Literature research in databases, evaluation and preparation of information to ensure an optimal supply of specialised literature and scientific information; subject-specific support on databases and other information media; guided tours and courses for all members of MedUni Vienna and other interested persons

Lending services
Efficient lending services to ensure the supply of specialised literature for members of the university’s academic staff, students und other interested persons; orderly storage and safeguarding of library holdings; maintenance of the customer database; management of overdue notices and cash desk; subject-specific support

Interlibrary Loans / Document Delivery
Receipt and classification of orders from members of the teaching and research operations of the MedUni Vienna, alumni of the university, commercial patrons and other persons requiring scientific information; efficient sourcing of required journal articles and media; scanning or copying of requested literature from library holdings; ordering from other libraries in Austria and abroad via electronic delivery services; cost-efficient delivery of orders via postal services/collection within required delivery periods; cost reports, processing of complaints, maintaining statistics; subject-specific support

Branch Library for History of Medicine / Branch Library for Dental Medicine
Optimal supply of information from the branch libraries’ holdings for members of the teaching and research operations of the MedUni Vienna, alumni of the university and other interested persons; cataloguing, subject cataloguing and classification of new acquisitions; subject-specific support; processing of interlibrary loans; conducting of literature research

The University Library of the Medical University of Vienna was the first academic library in Austria to qualify for ISO Certification!

ISO-Certification