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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Spanish profile of

Isabel Bernal Martinez, La red global de acceso al conocimiento a través de consorcios de bibliotecas sostenibles, Biblios 30, January-March 2008. In Spanish. English abstract: (Electronic Information for Libraries, is a not for profit organisation that supports and advocates for the wide availability of electronic resources by library users in transitional and developing countries. In its 8 years of existence, has managed to build up a dynamic and sustainable network of more than 2000 libraries in 50 countries, has developed a varied agenda in favour of a wider availability of educational e-resources and enhanced skills base of library consortia. Its core activities are negotiating affordable subscriptions on a multi- country consortial basis, supporting national library consortia and maintaining a global knowledge sharing and capacity building network in related areas, such as open access publishing, intellectual property rights, open source software for libraries and the creation of institutional repositories of local content.