Presentation

The Mediterranean Regional Unit of Training to Scientific and Technical Information (Urfist) is responsible for the training of digital information practices.

THE MAIN TASKS

  • Conception and implementation of training courses for the ESR staff (Higher Education and Research) and PhD students.
  • Conception and implementation of training for trainers for ESR staff.
  • Advice and support to training and research units, as well as libraries for the introduction of training courses at the IST in university studies,
  • Conception and implementation of educational ressources for trainers and users.
  • Expertise (monitoring and advising) and research in the open science’s field and the recognition of apprenticeships.

Evolution of URFIST’s missions

Urfist requires to put an emphasis of certain elements, even if the staff is limited regarding important needs in training at the IST:

  • Training for trainers: implement “training courses with strong multiplier effects” by targeting professionals of information, teacher-researchers and “advanced” students (3rd cycle, CIES…).
  • To maintain a handing off structure within universities, although university libraries remain privileged partners.
  • Create at the same time training tools (educational support, tutorials…) for  these handing off structures and end users, with the aim to leverage their impact.

Status

The Mediterranean Urfist’s activity is ruled by a convention between the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

It is administratively attached to the Common Documentation Service (CSD) of the University and has a Guidance Board.

URFIST’s Audience

Urfist is intended for the community of research and higher education, with priority targets:

  • Teachers-researchers;
  • Researchers;
  • PhD students;
  • Trainers for Information and documentation professionals
  • Research support staff

Area of competence

It is intended to university users and EPST (Science and Technological based Public Institutions) of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region and the territorial collectivity of Corsica.

The Mediterranean Urfist is part of a network of seven similar structures established in the major university cities (Bordeaux, Lyon, Nice, Rennes, Strasbourg, Toulouse).

Urfist were created in 1982.

Instructors

The Urfist are composed by a team, a libraries’ curator and a teacher-researcher since their creation.

COLLECTIVE BLOG

The Urfist’s network publishes the monitoring and research results on issues of the IST on a collective blog hosted by the platform created in 2004.

Hypothesis: UrfistInfo

NATIONAL PLATFORM

The Urfist’s network uses a national training platform called Sygefor 3, which offers all available training courses on the Urfist’s network (to know more about Sygefor 3).

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS

You can find the next training courses as well as scientific events of each unit on each Urfist’s website.

The Urfist Network’s Organisation (ARU) is an organisation that complies with the 1901 law.

Its aim is to promote the training to the scientific and technical information as well as informational culture and to represent the Urfist (Regional Unit of Training to Scientific and Technical Information) to the scientific, political and associative bodies.

The ARU has taken part in a certain number of projects since its creation:

The Urfist Network’s Organisation (ARU), composed of the staff of the seven Urfist (teacher-researchers, libraries’ curators, technical and administrative staff), is administrated by a Bureau elected by the General Assembly. The latter is composed of a president, a vice-president, a secretary, an assistant secretary and a treasurer.

The actual Bureau is composed of:

  • Claire Denecker (Urfist of Lyon): president;
  • Sandrine Wolf (Urfist of Strasbourg): vice-president;
  • Aline Bouchard (Urfist of Paris): secretary;
  • Noël Thiboud (Urfist of Strasbourg): assistant secretary;
  • Valérie Trotel (Urfist of Rennes): treasurer.

The ARU was chaired by :

  • Michel Roland (Mediterranean Urfist), from 2009 to 2013;
  • Alexandre Serres (Urfist of Rennes), from 2013 to 2015.

 

Contact : aru@reseau-urfist.fr

The Urfist are grouped within a Grouping of Scientific Interest (GIS) since 2017 called “ Réseau Urfist ”, alongside with major institutional actors of the IST.

The GIS aims to:

  • Enhance the link between research and training in the URFIST’s activity;
  • Structure a scientific activity at a national and international level around themes related to scientific and technical information, and to pursue training, experimentation, and innovation measures initiated by URFIST;
  • Identify, compile, chart, and analyse informational practices in the field of scientific and technical information;
  • Develop cooperation and exchange practices between Partners in terms of training, diffusion, monitoring and expertise.

 

The GIS evaluates its actions annually and communicates over its activities within the framework of its missions.

Urfist

The Regional Unit of Training to Scientific and Technical Information (Urfist) of Nice is responsible for the training of digital information practices.

 

THE MAIN TASKS

  • Conception and implementation of training courses for the ESR staff (Higher Education and Research) and PhD students.
  • Conception and implementation of training for trainers for ESR staff.
  • Advice and support to training and research units, as well as libraries for the introduction of training courses at the IST in university studies,
  • Conception and implementation of educational ressources for trainers and users.
  • Expertise (monitoring and advising) and research in the open science’s field and the recognition of apprenticeships.

 

Evolution of URFIST’s missions

URFIST requires to put an emphasis of certain elements, even if the staff is limited regarding important needs in training at the IST:

  • Training for trainers: implement “training courses with strong multiplier effects” by targeting professionals of information, teacher-researchers and “advanced” students (3rd cycle, CIES…).
  • To maintain a handing off structure within universities, although university libraries remain privileged partners.
  • Create at the same time training tools (educational support, tutorials…) for  these handing off structures and end users, with the aim to leverage their impact.

 

Status

The Urfist’s activity of Nice is ruled by a convention between the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

It is administratively attached to the Common Documentation Service (CSD) of the University and has a Guidance Board.

 

URFIST’s Audience

Urfist is intended for the community of research and higher education, with priority targets:

  • Teachers-researchers;
  • Researchers;
  • PhD students;
  • Trainers for Information and documentation professionals
  • Research support staff

 

Area of competence

It is intended to university users and EPST (Science and Technological based Public Institutions) of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region and the territorial collectivity of Corsica.

Network

The Urfist of Nice is part of a network of seven similar structures established in the major university cities (Bordeaux, Lyon, Nice, Rennes, Strasbourg, Toulouse).

Urfist were created in 1982.

 

Instructors

The Urfist are composed by a team, a libraries’ curator and a teacher-researcher since their creation.

 

COLLECTIVE BLOG

The Urfist’s network publishes the monitoring and research results on issues of the IST on a collective blog hosted by the platform created in 2004.

Hypothesis: UrfistInfo

NATIONAL PLATFORM

The Urfist’s network uses a national training platform called Sygefor 3, which offers all available training courses on the Urfist’s network (to know more about Sygefor 3).

 

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS

You can find the next training courses as well as scientific events of each unit on each Urfist’s website.

ARU

The Urfist Network’s Organisation (ARU) is an organisation that complies with the 1901 law.

 

Its aim is to promote the training to the scientific and technical information as well as informational culture and to represent the Urfist (Regional Unit of Training to Scientific and Technical Information) to the scientific, political and associative bodies.

 

The ARU has taken part in a certain number of projects since its creation:

 

The Urfist Network’s Organisation (ARU), composed of the staff of the seven Urfist (teacher-researchers, libraries’ curators, technical and administrative staff), is administrated by a Bureau elected by the General Assembly. The latter is composed of a president, a vice-president, a secretary, an assistant secretary and a treasurer.

The actual Bureau is composed of:

  • Claire Denecker (Urfist of Lyon): president;
  • Sandrine Wolf (Urfist of Strasbourg): vice-president;
  • Aline Bouchard (Urfist of Paris): secretary;
  • Noël Thiboud (Urfist of Strasbourg): assistant secretary;
  • Valérie Trotel (Urfist of Rennes): treasurer.

 

The ARU was chaired by :

  • Michel Roland (Urfist of Nice), from 2009 to 2013;
  • Alexandre Serres (Urfist of Rennes), from 2013 to 2015.

 

Contact : aru@reseau-urfist.fr

GIS

The Urfist are grouped within a Grouping of Scientific Interest (GIS) since 2017 called “ Réseau Urfist ”, alongside with major institutional actors of the IST.

 

The GIS aims to:

  • Enhance the link between research and training in the URFIST’s activity;
  • Structure a scientific activity at a national and international level around themes related to scientific and technical information, and to pursue training, experimentation, and innovation measures initiated by URFIST;
  • Identify, compile, chart, and analyse informational practices in the field of scientific and technical information;
  • Develop cooperation and exchange practices between Partners in terms of training, diffusion, monitoring and expertise.

 

The GIS evaluates its actions annually and communicates over its activities within the framework of its missions.