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1 E-ICOLC 5 th Denmark23 October 2003 Iceland - country report Thora Gylfadottir National and University Library of Iceland hvar@hvar.is - http://www.hvar.is/

2 E-ICOLC 5 th Denmark23 October 2003 Nationwide access in Iceland All computers in Iceland, using an Icelandic ISP have access Start in 1999 – Encyclopædia Britannica In 2003 there is access to: 3 databases providers – 31 database 3 reference works 8,000 e-journals

3 E-ICOLC 5 th Denmark23 October 2003

4 E-ICOLC 5 th Denmark23 October 2003 Organisation Nationwide access is housed at the National and University Library of Iceland Service contract signed with the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Dec 2002

5 E-ICOLC 5 th Denmark23 October 2003 Finance 230,000 a year 2003-2006 The year 2003 Government funding – 25% Libraries – 70% Companies – 5% Difficult to involve private companies to participate in the nationwide access

6 E-ICOLC 5 th Denmark23 October 2003 What Iceland is working with - except from licensing Advertising campaign Reorganisation of the web hvar ? is Web tool for the e-journals Working on a new division model for the e- journals for the year 2004

7 E-ICOLC 5 th Denmark23 October 2003 Future - important topics Keep the present subscriptions for Iceland in nationwide access Add new bases to the nationwide access Stabilize the financial foundation of the nationwide access Integration with the nationwide library system Aleph 500 SFX MetaLib

8 E-ICOLC 5 th Denmark23 October 2003 How the users can access the products Through every computer in Iceland Through the web hvar ? is Through the webs of various Icelandic libraries Directly from the databases´ websites Motto of the nationwide access Wherever you are... Whenever you want...

9 E-ICOLC 5 th Denmark23 October 2003 Right now New organization chart at the National and University Library of Iceland New project manager for the nation wide- access Sveinn Ólafsson, M.Sc. The first Icelandic database in the nationwide access Database of the biggest Icelandic newspaper – Morgunblaðið

10 E-ICOLC 5 th Denmark23 October 2003 Thank your for your attention! Questions?


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