This is LIS

With the start of 2023, there is also the start of LIS (Library & Information Services). A New service that combines the formerly known services of Information Management and Services (IMS) and Data Management and Library (DML). LIS provides balance between customization and standardization in areas such as IT, library services, cybersecurity, privacy, education systems, data management and platforms for all TU/e departments, given that IT and digitization are a part of all business processes of the university.

How is LIS organized?
We are setting up a completely new organizational structure in which we have divided LIS into six product areas:

  • Library & Open Science
  • Research
  • Education
  • Corporate
  • Data & Insights
  • Platforms

Within these product areas, LIS employees work in about 30 product teams. People who previously worked with each other across divisions can now find one another in those teams. Lines, including those with the departments, are becoming shorter and we can work much more quickly and efficiently. For end-users, the product teams are recognizable; it is clearer where one should go with a particular question. We also get greater insights into the capacity available within the teams. This makes us much more transparent, which helps with the prioritization of new developments.

Hubs and partnership |
The strength also lies in the fact that we are going to work more on location within the departments. We are setting up so-called Hubs in which people have a physical point for questions and collaboration.

LIS employees work in partnership with depart­ments to find goals, desires and solutions and to make those solutions a reality. Departments can use the brainpower and specialties of our teams. Together, we also prioritize what is really needed and what we do first. This accelerates the implementation and the measures taken. We deliver commitment. This is important because there is much to do in the field of digitization.