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Title:Consortia in Europe: Describing the Various Solutions through Four Country Examples
Author(s):Hormia-Poutanen, Kristiina; Xenidou-Dervou, Claudine; Kupryte, Rima; Stange, Kari; Kuznetsov, Alexander; Woodward, Hazel
Subject(s):Library cooperation
Library information networks
International library consortia
Abstract:This article describes and discusses consortia models in Europe. Emphasis is given to those consortia that support content provision and access to electronic information resources in society. Four country cases are introduced as examples of the heterogeneous solutions chosen by the consortia. The main results and impact of the consortia are discussed. International cooperation has played an important role in the development of consortia in Europe. Regional and global collaboration initiatives are also discussed.
Issue Date:2006
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In Library Trends 54 (3) Winter 2006: 359-381.
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 2006 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-02-16

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