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Partnership and Membership

 

The UCSC Integrated Library System work with many national and international organizations:

 

IFLA - International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
AIB - Italian Library Association
AIDA - Italian Association for Advanced Documentation
NDLTD - Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
LIBER - Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche
LOCKSS - Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe
CLOCKSS - Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe
NEREUS
INNOVATIVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFLA - International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

"IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession" (from the official website).

The Head of the UCSC Integrated Library System, Ellis Sada, is member of the executive committee of the IFLA 2009 Congress held in Milan.

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AIB - Associazione Italiana Biblioteche - Italian Library Association

"The Associazione Italiana Biblioteche is the professional association of Italian librarians. Founded in 1930, AIB is the only general library association in Italy, the only National Association Member of IFLA, and by far the oldest and largest association from this field in Italy" (from the official website, English version).

It acts as a professional representative at national and international level. It supports the activity and development of Italian libraries as well as the continuing professional education of their members.

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AIDA - Associazione Italiana per la Documentazione Avanzata - Italian Association for Advanced Documentation

"AIDA was founded in Rome in 1983 as a non-profit body to contribute to the definition, knowledge and development of documentation and information science as a cultural area, and to strengthen the profession of Italian 'documentalist' (information specialist) as a highly specialised activity" (from the official website, English version).

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NDLTD - Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

"The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations" (from the official website).

Membership in the NDLTD enables our Library through its Institutional Archive for theses and dissertations, DocTA, to be part of an international network for the dissemination of graduate research works.

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LIBER - Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche

"The Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche (LIBER) / Association of European Research Libraries is the principal association of the major research libraries of Europe. It was founded in 1971 under the auspices of the Council of Europe. Its current membership includes research libraries of more than forty countries. [...] LIBER actively promotes co-operation with all library-related organizations. It has strong links with the Council of Europe, the Commission of the European Communities (CEC), and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), as well as with national library associations" (from the official website).

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LOCKSS - Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe

"LOCKSS, based at Stanford University Libraries, is an international community initiative that provides libraries with digital preservation tools and support so that they can easily and inexpensively collect and preserve their own copies of authorized e-content" (from the official website).

In particular, the UCSC Library is part of the LOCKSS Alliance group, which gives several opportunities:

  • participate in LOCKSS long-term planning (including the knowledge of strategic information by publishers), even by co-opting the Alliance's board of Directors
  • collect and preserve premium content not available to the general LOCKSS community
  • immediate access to LOCKSS documents and to new software pre-releases
  • support to software implementation and access to technical workshops
  • receive the necessary hardware and software technical support to shape the scope and the content of our LOCKSS assets

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CLOCKSS - Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe

CLOCKSS is a not for profit joint venture between scholarly publishers and research libraries whose mission is to meet the important challenge of preserving digital content in the long term, for the benefit of the greater global research community. It is an evolution of a similar project launched in 2004, LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe).

The UCSC Library System hosts one of its twelve geopolitically distributed archive nodes (second one in Europe) located in major research libraries that store and manage digital content. Digital content preserved since 2006 in a dark archive managed collectively, can be accessed when a trigger event occurs, making it free not only to CLOCKSS participants, or to current or former subscribers to that licensed content, but free to everyone with access to the Internet [go to official website].

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NEREUS

International consortium consisting of libraries, researchers and information specialists, who since 2003 have been developing innovative information services to connect existing major research resources in economics.

Thanks to a platform for sharing information and expertise, it provides access to economic research libraries, academic publications and other international resources online [go to offical website].

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INNOVATIVE

Since 2004 the UCSC Integrated Library System has been using the management software developed by Innovative Interfaces Inc. The existing membership in the Innovative User Group has several advantages such as, to name a few:

  • access to online proceedings and program materials of the annual meeting
  • being part of an information sharing and networking community on Millennium software
  • submitting enhancements to the enhancement process
  • voting rights in the enhancements process
  • periodic emails detailing the group's services and upcoming events

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