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Advanced Services for Open Access Digital Libraries

Executive Bodies

Hellenic Academic Libraries Link/Heal Link

National Technical University of Athens/N.T.U.A.

National Research Network/E.D.E.T. SA

 

Funding Bodies

Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs through the operational program "Digital Convergence" of the General Secretariat for Telecommunications and Post (G.G.T.T).

European Regional Development Fund/ERDF

 

  • Integrated Library System (approximately 75%  of  the academic libraries will participate in this ILS)
  • Central management and availability of the HEAL-Link's electronic resources
  • Central  business  intelligence and quality assurance's consulting services
  • Central (infrastructures of) directories/indexes of  hellenic journals, research/academic entities and electronic resources
  • Homogenized search and access to the content of (a wide range of) international heterogeneous resources
  • Polymorhic/multiform digital library for disabled students
  • Helpdesk for the librarians and the management, diffusion and development of  libraries’ software
  • Helpdesk, networking, specifications & authentication of the institutional depositories
  • Helpdesk for the end users (information literacy)
  • Services of documentation, promotion and utilization of the scientific activities and (of) the results of research
  • Legal advisory service on the intellectual property of the institutes of higher education
  • Creation of databases of metadata and integrated services of semantic search for the e-classes of the institutes of higher education

  • Electronic plagiarism detection service

  

The services cited above exploit open access' technologies that  entail  many  benefits  such  as:  equal, free, instant, continuous and released from fees and copyright constraints online access to electronic and digital academic, scientific, cultural, historical content. At the same time, they adopt collaborative models of services based on the one hand on central infrastructures, integrated and uniform policies, profit sharing development, and on the other hand on free availability for local  downloading   and  configuration. In this way the interoperability of services is guaranteed,the logistics cost(s) are reduced and the whole lot of the libraries can use the abilities of their manpower in order to ensure optimum service to the users in searching for the content (mentioned above), as well as in finding the content they require and making use of it.

 

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