The project aimed at development and introduction of modules on information literacy (including an online one) with partner universities. The project is designed to enhance information literacy, build up an ability to work with library resources not only among students, but also the general public (lifelong learning).

Within the framework of the project, the experience of foreign colleagues was studied and applied to create courses promoting the development of information literacy skills for successful integration into the international scientific community, fill in knowledge gaps about the rules of writing and standards for presenting research results, including the citation rules and copyright standards.

The DIREKT project commenced with the Project Kick-Off- PMC meeting held in Petrozavodsk (Nov 2016) in conjunction with ESP training. At the Kick-Off meeting criteria and procedures for communications between partners, management, and decision making structures and the functions of the Working Groups and Local Committees, and local project coordinators have been agreed. All partners signed the Consortium agreement which ruled relations, methods of cooperation, disagreements, planning meeting agenda, and the identification and agreement of control procedures as well as problem-solving procedures.

The implementation phase of the project involves intensive, in-depth  Information Literacy Needs detection + Competency mapping; IL Strategic Review.

The Development phase of the DIREKT project commences with ESP Training (Information Literacy, Library, and Academic Writing terminology) followed by the preparation of an ECTS Module Training Programme using the EU Tuning Method. This is followed by DIREKT Curriculum Training in Limerick, Piloting of DIREKT Curriculum + Evaluations 1 + 2 of the Pilot.

Quality will be ensured through the formation of the Evaluation Working Group (EWG) comprised of 5 experts in quality control and monitoring, as well as the evaluation of the DIREKT Curriculum and Quality Assurance (QA), reports. Dissemination/sustainability activities include the Public Presentation of the DIREKT project in PC’s, National IL  Awareness Seminars in RF, KZ, CN,  DIREKT modules testing and integration,  the DIREKT Online Platform, Final Project Conference & an Awareness Seminar.

The plan is to develop training programmes supported by ECTS modules (both hard copy in script form and online on the project website platform) and embedded in curricula in the PC universities as well as the involvement of other stakeholders such as National/Public Libraries to ensure maximum transfer effect to society at large.

You may find out more about the DIREKT Training content here:

Participating educational institutions

Project Coordinator

Limerick Institute of Technology (Ireland)



European Union 

Limerick Institute of Technology

Dresden University of Technology

Constantine the Philosopher University

Russian Federation

Ogarev Mordovia State University

Far Eastern Federal University

Petrozavodsk State University

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Non-for-profit Partnership National Electronic-Information Consortium

Republic of Kazakhstan

A.Baitursynov Kostanay State University

Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

People’s Republic of China

Beijing Institute of Technology

Northwestern Polytechnical University

Nanjing University of Science and Technology

Project Results
The main stage of the DIREKT “Developing Trans-regional information literacy for lifelong learning and the knowledge economy” project has been finished!
The most significant result of the project is a package of modules devoted to Information Literacy and Academic Writing.
These modules were introduced into the IKBFU postgraduate students’ curriculum.
You can get acquainted with the modules and find detailed information about the project on the website