Objectives and Mission: 

Stichting works with local library consortia in developing and transition countries for enhanced access to knowledge. Its mission is to promote sustainable access and exchange of knowledge through global leadership of libraries to improve the society and economy in developing and transition countries. Its aims include: assist in the building of strong national consortia; be the premier multi-country negotiator for securing affordable commercial electronic information services; provide strong advocacy and support for the development and accessibility of local digital resources; provide an effective central advisory and capacity-building programme in open access publishing, copyright and free and open source software for libraries; etc.

General description: 

Its core activities are negotiating affordable subscriptions to quality information resources on a multi-country consortia basis, supporting national library consortia and maintaining a global knowledge-sharing and capacity building network in related areas, such as open access publishing, intellectual property rights, open source software for libraries and the creation of institutional repositories of local content.

Country Presence: 
Field of Interest: 
Communication, Culture