New home for Information Services' European information specialists
4 April 2012
Janet Peters cutting the ribbon to officially open the EDC's new home.
Cardiff's European Documentation Centre (EDC) heralded a new era in providing information on Europe, with the official opening of their new home in Cardiff University’s Aberconway Guest Study Centre.
The opening, by Director of University Libraries, Janet Peters, was attended by staff from Cardiff's Business School and School of European Studies, as well as many library staff, students and European interns who are working in the Centre. Also attending were representatives from the European Commission in Wales and the European Department of the Welsh Government, who maintain close links with the Cardiff EDC.
In her opening of the new building, Janet Peters paid tribute to the work and co-operation between staff in many different areas of the University, all of whom developed meticulous plans to ensure minimum disruption to students and researchers during the move to the new premises.
Director of the Cardiff EDC, Ian Thomson, said: "The Cardiff EDC is probably the leading physically resourced centre in the Europe Direct Information Network in the UK, so our challenge has been to move location whilst continuing to provide the information resources that our users rely on.
The group who worked on the relocation of the EDC.
The EDC staff have worked hard with our colleagues in Information Services and the University's Estates Division to ensure that we develop a space that not only provides the services and resources that our current users need, but which will also enable us to address their future requirements."
Janet Peters, Director of University Libraries, added: "The EDC has been providing students and researchers throughout Wales with material on Europe and the European Union for the last 39 years. We hope the Study Centre's new home will complement the Aberconway Library by providing additional modern study facilities, and will encourage more students and staff to learn about Europe in pleasant surroundings."