Hellenic Academic Libraries Link/Heal Link
National Technical University of Athens/N.T.U.A.
National Research Network/E.D.E.T. SA
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
Creation of databases of metadata and integrated services of semantic search for the e-classes of the institutes of higher education
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released from fees and copyright constraints online access to electronic and digital academic, scientific, cultural, historical content.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.