Welcome to LibLink, an Initiative composed by institutions that carry out developments and projects with a view to improving education and generating more and better human resources. The bibliographic services and the exchange of publications are an important part of the activities carried out by the 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 to read the following information to join our community. How to join ISTEC and LibLink
How it works
Being part of the ISTEC consortium, a university can participate in different types of activities within the various initiatives. For LibLink, one of its main projects fosters the exchange of library collections of participating universities. By becoming a member of the LibLink initiative, the institution is granted immediate access to a network of academic libraries that gives it the possibility to obtain a huge number of journals and books otherwise unavailable to it.
The Celsius software facilitates the management of bibliographic requests so that LibLink member institutions can share parts of their bibliographic collections in an agile and efficient manner.
What each institution needs
The requirements to participate in LibLink are simple and in general, all university libraries already have them in place:
- On-line catalogue for Internet consultation.
- Updated information on magazine inventories in the on-line catalogue.
- Qualified personnel for managing institutional libraries.
- Suitable tools and software for scanning documents.
- Setting up a Celsius 3 instance and a suitable team to manage it.
Benefits of joining LibLink
Participating in this Initiative has many advantages for institutions:
- Free exchange of bibliographic information among its members.
- Dissemination of scientific production by the member institutions of the Consortium through the ISTEC Harvester and ISTEC OPAC, both fully-fledged projects developed by the Consortium.
- Improved and strengthened competencies of human resources for bibliographic information management through training and updates.
- Better negotiation conditions against suppliers of resources, e.g. for acquisition of bibliographic products and services.
- Higher use of information and communication technologies to support information services with developments such as the Celsius platform (insert link) or ISTEC Metasearch Engine (insert link).
Here you will more information on the multiple projects and services provided by the LibLink.