LibLink initiative

Welcome to LibLink, an Initiative composed of institutions that carry out developments and projects with the aim of improving education and generating more and better human resources. Bibliographic services and the exchange of publications are an important part of the activities carried out by participating universities. This Initiative also supports the Open Access movement, which promotes open and free access to educational, academic and scientific digital material. If you are not yet part of our consortium, we invite you to read the following information to enter the community. How to be part of ISTEC and LibLink.


How does it work?

When a university is part of the ISTEC consortium, it can participate in different types of activities that are developed in the initiatives. In the case of LibLink, one of its main projects promotes that all participating universities share the collections of their libraries. By becoming a member of the LibLink initiative, the institution has immediate access to a network of academic libraries that gives you the possibility of getting a huge number of magazines and books that your own institution does not have.

Thanks to Celsius software, which facilitates the management of bibliographic orders, LibLink member institutions share parts of their bibliographic collections in an agile and efficient way


What does each institution need?

The requirements to participate in LibLink are simple and, generally, every university library has them beforehand:

-Online catalog for online consultation.

-Updated information on the stocks of magazines in the online catalog.

-Suitable staff in the area of institutional libraries.

-Tools and software suitable for document scanning

-Configure an instance of Celsius 3 and have personnel to handle it.


What does Liblink offer?

Participating in the initiative has several advantages for the institutions:

  • Promoting the free exchange of bibliographic information among its members.
  • Disseminating the scientific production of the consortium member institutions through the Harvester ISTEC and the OPAC ISTEC, two very developed projects of the consortium.
  • Improve and strengthen the competences of human resources for the management of bibliographic information through training and updates
  • Obtaining better negotiation conditions with resource providers for the acquisition of bibliographic information products and services.
  • Increase the use of information and communication technologies to support information services with developments such as the Celsius platform (link) or Metasearch engine (link).

Here you can learn more about the projects and services of the LibLink Initiative.


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