Welcome to the LIBLINK Initiative’s webpage. This Initiative encompasses a group of institutions that provide bibliographic services, sharing their Library assets. The various institutions that make part of LIBLINK undertake developments and projects to better handle information with a view to creating knowledge and promoting education, as well as producing more and better human resources. This Initiative supports the Open Access movement. Additionally, the section LINKS features links to a series of Libraries and Digital Repositories that provide free and open access to their contents, as well as magazines that grant open access to their articles. Joining the project is very easy and here you will find all the information you need. We encourage you to join the LIBLINK community to grow with us.
The LibLink initiative fosters knowledge socialization through a network of professionals and common resources, sharing libraries that belong to Education Institutions members of the Ibero American Science and Technology Education Consortium. Its goals include sharing research, experiences and developments on the different international forums that belong to the Information Sciences area and their complementary topics. LibLink’s mission is to help library personnel and Information professionals develop knowledge and skills in Information Systems management.
LibLink expands electronic availability of education and research content through electronic sharing of assets that belong to the various institutions.
LibLink is an important gathering point in the region and therefore, it helps building a critical mass which becomes strategic to enable alliances with other sectors within the Information area
Building an Ibero American Network of highly competitive bibliographic products and services that contribute to the development of education programs and research lines of ISTEC’s members.
Foster free exchange of bibliographic information among members.
Contributing to increase intensive use of Information and Communication Technologies to support information services.
Disseminate the scientific productions of the ISTEC’S members through the creation of national and regional repositories.
Improve and strengthen human resource competencies in bibliographic information management through training and ongoing education.
Obtain favorable negotiation conditions vis-à-vis bibliographic information product and service providers.
En el evento confluyen dos importantes conferencias:
III Conferencia Internacional sobre Bibliotecas y Repositorios Digitales (BIREDIAL’13)
VIII Simposio Internacional de Biblioteca Digitales (SIBD’13)
Durante tres días se compartirán experiencias referidas al acceso abierto, la preservación de documentos en repositorios institucionales y de datos científicos. El evento atiende a las inquietudes de los investigadores en todo lo referido a la difusión de los resultados de investigación en acceso abierto y gestión de datos primarios o datos crudos, su visión, el complejo tema de los derechos y la reproductibilidad de la investigación. También está dirigido a los encargados de gestionar y administrar los repositorios institucionales. Todas las temáticas serán presentadas bajo la política de acceso abierto, lo que significa repensar el acceso abierto de cara al futuro.
SeDiCI, the repository that supports ISTEC’s academic resources portal, has achieved a ranking of #150 in the world by Webometrics!
SeDiCI at the National University of La Plata (UNLP), is a repository with a large volume of resources exchanged through ISTEC’s gateway to scholarly resources (over 20,000 documents). We are happy to announce that SeDiCI has achieved a very significant increase in Webometrics ranking (which measures web visibility of over 1600 digital repositories worldwide), moving from position # 350 to # 150 worldwide!
We invite you to visit the the ISTEC academic papers portal, which aggregates more than 250,000 documents collected from more than 30 digital repositories belonging to ISTEC member institutions. We also invite you to visit the the SeDiCI website, where you will find, among others, graduate theses and articles and books produced within UNLP.
SeDiCI’s conference in UNT
The Servicio de Difusión de la Creación Intelectual (SeDiCI), as one of the major models in the digital repositories area, held a training course in the National University of Tucumán, centered specially in the DSpace software. The project started as an initiative by the National Ministry of Science and Technology (MinCyT) to promote the creation and correct usage of Institutional Repositories in universities and investigation centers in Argentina, specially from the PICTO-CIN 2010 #168 project “Promoción Científica, Tecnológica y Académica en la Región NOA mediante Repositorios Digitales” (“Scientific, Academic and Technologic promotion in the Argentinian Northwest region using digital repositories”). This initiative follows the need for a stablished programme to organize the manipulation of digital material generated in the local academic field to encourage open access, re-use and preservation of the academic intelectual production.
The World Engineering Education Forum will take place for the first time ever in Argentina and will bring together the biggest and most important international organizations devoted to this area. It will be held in Buenos Aires, October 15-18, 2012 and its motto is “Engineering Education for Sustainable Development and Social Inclusion”, in the belief that Engineering and education in this discipline play a key role in achieving these goals. Registration is open on the website as of July 13th, 2012.
The forum will be coordinated by Engineer Professor Fabian Soria (Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina) and Engineer Professor Marisa De Giusti, PREBI- SeDiCI director, both coordinators of the ISTEC General Assembly.
The Conference was organized as an open forum to promote dialogue and debate over international higher-education rankings. Throughout the meeting works, University directors, ranking editors and academic experts presented a range of analysis, points of view and perspective on the topic.
This document prepared by SeDICI seeks to offer the main conclusions drawn from the event, along with data, a summary of the keynote address, the opinion of the different panels and instant social perceptions on the event through some tweets posted by other participants.
Workshop on Celsius by PrEBi given by PrEBi’s personnel
Below you will find audio files and Power Point presentations on the workshop on Celsius given at the Universidad Nacional Experimental del Tachira (Venezuela), on February 8-10, 2012 as part of the Framework Agreement subscribed between Universidad Nacional de La Plata and Universidad Nacional Experimental del Tachira.
Celsius NT 2.0.5 has been released and is available for download. This new version of the software has been developed by PrEBi UNLP’s IT team to enable search and management of ISTEC member’s online catalogs.
The enhanced software has new installation, management and program application features, including improved visibility and order event sorting, streamlining main and secondary actions. Help was significantly enhanced, adding a series of video tutorials and interactive activities for users and administrators.
Additionally, Celsius NT Statistics section has been restructured, including new tools that leverage the power of modern browsers to generate more useful, interactive and dynamic graphics. Statistics are not isolated but combined, allowing cross comparison of data sets for better interpretation.
Given the large volume and diversity of statistics generated, a contextual help module that provides simple, graphic explanations has been included for better understanding of statistics.
The software is available for download on this web site. For more information, refer to the Celsius NT 2.0.5 report prepared by the development team.
To access a list with information about the institutions that work or have worked in the initiavive click here.
PrEBi is a project created after LibLink to act as a node for submitting and receiving requests within the UNLP. PrEBi is responsible for developing all versions of Celsius –the software used by LibLink for bibliographic exchange.
Procedures for New Members
The LibLink Initiative aims to developing a bibliographic commutation service to enable its members to share their assets, thus rationalizing bibliographic resources. Compliance with local copyright restrictions, as well as preservation and updating of Catalogs, Procedures and Technological Resources used during bibliographic exchange are recommended.
Running the most updated version of Celsius NT –the bibliographic commutation administrator software.
Owning an online catalog to enable Internet consultation.
Having updated information regarding magazine stock on the online catalog.
Being able to expand the technical infrastructure.
The Bibliographic Commutation Service must be provided by qualified personnel, committed with enabling information exchange among participating Libraries. For this purpose, effective management of specific tools and service orientation are required. Administrators must promptly respond to information requests and submittals –a commitment that requires immediate reaction to serve the user and ensure the efficiency of the service.
Contact personnel that provide bibliographic commutation services on the institution must be properly identified and registered, and their e-mail information must be always up to date. Required data include the full name of the Library contact, their e-mail and telephone number, the website address of the institution and the website address of each institution library.
The aim of the bibliographic commutation service is to share information for academic purposes; therefore, it is not allowed to sell, market or trade information made available by the library of an ISTEC member institution. Information exchange is restricted to libraries only.
Direct submittal to end users is not allowed; therefore, information shall only be provided by the administrators.
Participating libraries must comply with national copyright laws. Only one print of a document is allowed and measures are required to reasonably ensure that electronic copies are not reused, avoiding copyright infringement. In the event of copyright infringement, the sending institution shall be held liable for legal actions arising from such violation.
In order to facilitate information requests by members, catalogs should be kept up-to-date and reflect their document collections orderly. Catalog Web address –or URLs– changes should be immediately communicated to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISTEC meta search engine
Metabuscador ISTEC (ISTEC Meta Search Engine) is a free service designed to enable and streamline access to bibliographic resource information through simultaneous searches distributed among online catalogs. Searches are performed throughout an increasing collection of catalogs belonging to Consortium institution members, including some public collections of resources available under Open Access policies.
The tool provides a general search service that enables to optionally define specific search criteria to narrow searches by year, author and topic. Retrieved results are unified in order to group the same resource collections stored by the different libraries. Users can narrow down and explore search results using filters such as catalog, topic, year and author.
The software supported by service is based on Pazpar2 and Masterkey –tools developed by Indexdata– and maintained by staff from Proyecto de Enlace de Bibliotecas (PrEBi) [Library Linkage Project], Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
Address: Calle 115 y 49, S/N, Primer Piso. Departamento de Ciencias Básicas
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
(C.P.: 1900) La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Celsius NT is a piece of software developed by the PrEBi team at UNLP, Argentina. This software is delivered for free to all ISTEC members that actively participate in LibLink Initiative. LibLink participants use Celsius for:
management of search requests , from users of their own institutions
management of provision requests, from other institutions that participate in LibLink
generation of real-time statistics, to control the quality of this search and provision service
In order to access to technical requirements about Celsius, installation steps, updates and specific configuration parameters, you can visit the Celsius Network wiki by following this link.
If you wish to download Celsius NT, in order to install it in your institution’s network, you must first register on Celsius Software website. Usually, each institution has one or two users registerd at this site, which perform all maintenance tasks such as backups, updates, patch and most technical issues. You can access Celsius Network official website by following this link.