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drs. H.J. (Driek) Heesakkers

Library of the UvA
Projecten en Innovatie
Photographer: onbekend

Visiting address
  • Singel 425
  • Room number:
Postal address
  • Singel 425
    1012 WP Amsterdam
  • Profile


    Hi, my name is Driek Heesakkers.  I work as project manager at the university library of the Universiteit van Amsterdam.  After graduating in economic and social history, I worked various ICT jobs, before joining the Digital Production Centre as a developer in 2000. In 2005, I moved on to project management.
    As for "Library 2.0": where's my flying car?

    Digital Production Centre

    UvA Library


    Currently my main project is a full roll-out of RFID technology at all the libraries of the University of Amsterdam and the HvA (Amsterdam Polytechnic). This is a project that includes a innovative solution to enable selfservice for material from the closed stacks.
    Some highlights of previous projects:
    Repository, The Next Generation - migrating our repositories to a Fedora-based system. Currently on hold, investigating.
    TripleL , where I lead the repositories-subproject, setting up a system consisting of three repositories and a harvester for video and audio learning objects.
    A pilot in RFID security for the handcollection of the rare books department.
    Besides these large-scale projects, there are a number of smaller ones, all dealing with innovation. Most of these are internal, and meant to stimulate discussion and introducing new ideas.

    Persbericht RFID project

    Repository TNG

    The Triple L project

    Triple L video lecture repository


    I blog infrequently about library innovation on Library Spring. Some creative googling may also reveal several personal blogs, a Flickr photostream, bookmarks on and possibly more, but that's left at your discretion.

    Library Spring

  • Ancillary activities
    • Eigen bedrijf
      Opzet en onderhoud van websites, databases etc.