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Title: Heal-link: using NILDE to provide Public Organizations in Greece with articles from HEAL-Link’s electronic subscriptions
Authors: Pispiringas, Leonidas
Dervou, Claudine
Boutlas, Asimakis
Keywords: GreeceHEAL-LinkInterlibrary loanDocument SupplyInterlendingLibrary automationLibrary cooperationLibraries
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Leonidas Pispiringas, Claudine Dervou, Asimakis Boutlas, "Heal-link: using NILDE to provide Public Organizations in Greece with articles from HEAL-Link’s electronic subscriptions", in: Orietta Bonora, Daniele Coltellacci, Laura Garbolino, Maria Chiara Piazza, Biagio Paradiso, Anna Perin, Emanuela Secinaro (a cura di), "Ecosistemi per la ricerca Atti Convegno ACNP/NILDE. Trieste, 22-23 maggio 2014", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2015, pp. 27-38.
This paper is about the collaboration and cooperation in both software and
policies between NILDE, Library of CNR and HEAL-Link. Moreover is about the
need of HEAL-Link to acquire and use software in order to fulfill its requirements
to setup a document delivery service for the Greek Public Organizations
(Hospitals, City Libraries, etc.).
HEAL-Link was founded 15 years ago with the aim to provide electronic
resources to the members of HEAL-Link. Main goals of HEAL-Link are:
−− The collaboration among its members, by establishing common policy on
journals subscriptions, to promote rational growth of journals’ collections
among members, and achieve both savings and access to a greater number
of electronic sources in order to meet the educational and research needs
of the users of the participating institutions.
−− The joint subscriptions and the management of remote access to electronic
resources and information services, including electronic journals. For
many years a large number of Public Organizations have been consistently
expressing their wish to become active members of HEAL-Link in order
to have full-text access to the subscribed electronic resources. But this is
very difficult and the main reason is their limited budget to contribute to
the cost of the electronic subscriptions of HEAL-Link. Therefore, under the NSRF (National Strategic Reference Framework) 2007–2013, we decided to
take advantage of the interlibrary loan terms of the agreements we have
with the publishers and setup a document delivery service. After research
for software that is used among libraries internationally, we have decided
to use the NILDE software. With the great cooperation of the people at CNR,
together we managed to make all the necessary changes and modifications
in the software so that it can be used for HEAL-Link’s document delivery
service. An agreement was signed between CNR and HEAL-Link describing
the terms under which NILDE will be used and the terms of collaboration.
After signing the agreement, we had a one-week training in Bologna on
learning NILDE fundamentals and its source code, and also made most of
the changes needed to implement the HEAL-Link version. We were very
careful with each needed change in the software so as not to affect the total
functionality of the software. As an example of the changes needed in our
version only HEAL-Link acts as a lending library. The Libraries of the Public
Organizations, that are not allowed to access directly the full-text of the
electronic journals, can make a “Document Delivery Request” through
NILDE. HEAL-Link sends a copy of the electronic scientific article to them
according to the clauses included in the HEAL-Link license agreements
with the publishers.
Type: Book Chapter
eISBN: 978-88-8303-639-2
Appears in Collections:Ecosistemi per la ricerca. Atti Convegno ACNP/NILDE Trieste, 22-23 maggio 2014

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