Customizing New Library Catalogue for Information Literacy, Digital Collections and Sustainable Development

  • Riikka Sinisalo
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 552)


Finding high quality information is an ever-growing challenge in the academic world. The Library of Lahti University of Applied Sciences is tackling this challenge with the new Masto-Finna discovery tool which provides a single search interface for public catalogue and digital collections. With Masto-Finna, students can search the library catalogue and digital collections at the same time, so the amount of time used for teaching technical searching skills can now be used to guide students in source criticism and reference skills. This way, information literacy teaching is hoped to result in students finding higher-quality source material. In the future, Masto-Finna is expected to further increase the usage of digital collections and thus assist in decreasing the carbon footprint by substituting the print collections with online information services.


Information literacy teaching VuFind Digital collections OPAC Masto-Finna search service User survey Sustainability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lahti University of Applied SciencesLahtiFinland

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