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Fwd: INASP and Lund University Libraries to jointly develop ELIN@for low bandwidth environments



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Subject: INASP and Lund University Libraries to jointly develop ELIN@ for low 
bandwidth environments
Date: Monday 28 June 2004 3:13 pm
From: Barry Mahon <barry.mahon@IOL.IE>
To: ICSTI-L@DTIC.MIL

The participants in Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information 
(PERI) now have a wide range of resources available to them online – however 
finding relevant content remains a time-consuming and skilled operation. To 
maximise the use of limited and costly internet connections, and provide an 
efficient searching mechanism, International Network for the Availability of 
Scientific Publications (INASP) has linked with Lund University Libraries, 
Sweden, to adapt the Electronic Library Information Navigator (ELIN@) for use 
by organisations in developing countries.

ELIN@ provides a technology solution in cooperation with a wide range of 
publishers and information providers, using a single interface to search 
across multiple resources. The resources available can be tailored to ensure 
they comply with the licenses and access rights of the organisations.

The development of the current ELIN@ application will optimise it for (s)lower 
bandwidth environments. It will be tested in several different situations in 
Africa and Asia. If the pilot proves to be successful, an open source version 
will be made available for free downloading and use by libraries in 
developing countries.


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Peter Strickland
Managing Editor
IUCr Journals

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