June 15, 2016




Moving from print to electronic: a survival guide for Greek Academic Libraries, based on a paper given at the 26th UKSG Conference, Edinburgh, April 2003. Published in Serials, vol. 16(2), 2003.
Libraries’ Consortia and Their Educational Dimension: the HEAL-Link Experience. Libraries Without Walls 4: The Delivery of Library Services to Distant Users. Proceedings of an International Conference held on 14-18 September 2001, organized by CERLIM. London: Facet Publishing, 2002
Cheaper by the dozen: consortial journal licensing, 8th IFLA International Conference, Jerusalem, Israel, 12-18 August 2000. Published in Interlending and Document Supply, vol. 29, 2001.
Getting acquainted: HEAL-Link, Greek National Academic Library Consortium by David Kohl with Claudine Dervos Library Consortium Management: an International Journal, vol. 1(3/4) 1999 published by MCB.


October 2003, Country reports: SELL (Southern European Libraries’ Link). 5th European Conference of the International Coalition of Library Consortia, Comwell Borupgaard, Elsinore, Denmark.
April 2003, Moving from print to electronic: a survival guide for Greek academic libraries. UKSG, Conference 2003 and Exhibition. Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
November 2002, Setting up a national e-only collection: The experience of HEAL-Link. eIFL Annual General Assembly of Coordinators, St Petersburg, Russia.
November-December 2001, From Berlin to Finland: We are still going strong?! 3rd e-ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia in Europe), Espoo, Finland.
October 2001, Hellenic Academic Libraries Link: Expanding access to electronic information through collaboration, 1st Meeting of Southern European Libraries’ Consortia (SELL), Thessaloniki, Greece.
September 2001, Libraries’ Consortia and their Educational Dimension: The HEAL-Link Experience. Libraries Without Walls 4: The Delivery of Library Services to Distant Users: Distributed Resources – Distributed Learning, Lesvos, Greece.
May 2001, Hellenic Academic Libraries Link: is it just another buying club? ANKOS (Anatolian University Library Consortium). 1st Annual International Meeting, Izmir, Turkey.
May 2001, HELLENIC ACADEMIC LIBRARIES-Link: Are National Consortia the limit? Seminar on “Il portale al mondo dell’ Informazione” organized by the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy.
December 2000, HEAL-Link: from Cranfield to Berlin. What’s new? 2nd European Conference of the Coalition of Libraries Consortia, Berlin, Germany.
August 2000, Cheaper by the Dozen: Consortial Journal Licensing. 8th IFLA International Conference, Jerusalem, Israel.
June 2000, The Collaboration Experience between Greek Academic Libraries. 8th International Conference on Medical Libraries, London, UK.
May 2000, Hellenic Academic Libraries Link. Expanding access to electronic information through collaboration. Workshop on Digital Libraries organized by Middle East Technical University and Goethe Institute, Ankara, Turkey.
February 2000, Presentation of the HEAL-Link consortium and structure of Academic Institutions/demographic information in Greece. Workshop for Future Pricing Models organized by Academic Press, Barcelona, Spain.
December 1999, Presentation of HEAL-Link. 1st European Conference of the International Coalition of Library Consortia, Cranfield, UK.



November 2003. Electronic journals and users: the CIBER experience in Italy. Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community, 2003 16(3):pp. 293-298.
Tommaso Giordano. Digital resources sharing and library consortia in Italy. “Information Techonology and Libraries”, 19, 2, June 2000, at

Tommaso Giordano. Library consortium models in Europe: a comparative analysis. “Alexandria”, 14(2002), 1,p 41-52
Tommaso Giordano. Library co-operation on ICT in Italy: an overview. “Program”, 36 (2002), 3, 144-151
Tommaso Giordano. Library consortia in Western Europe. “Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science”. New York: M. Dekker, 2003, p. 1613-1620


October 2003. Building up a consortium 1 (Organisation, legal aspects, co-operation, marketing). CIBER (Coordinamento Interuniversitario Basi dati e Editoria in Rete). 5th European Conference of the International Coalition of Library Consortia, Comwell Borupgaard, Elsinore, Denmark.
September 2003. Digital Libraries and Users: an Italian Experience. Changes in academic users’ attitudes, perceptions and usage of study and research tools in a hybrid context. Paper presented at the conference Toward a User-Centered Approach to Digital Libraries, Espoo, Finland.
Tommaso Giordano. Consortia in Europe: which model, ” IFLA Library Consortium Preconference,” Boston, USA, Aug 16-17, 2001,


About CBUC

Working together, learning together: the Consortium of Academic Libraries of Catalonia http://www.cbuc.es/cbuc_en/content/download/914/5020/version/5/file/Italeng.pdf

Digital Library of Catalonia

Use and users of electronic journals at Catalan universities: the results of a survey http://hdl.handle.net/2072/3692
The Use of Consortially Purchased Electronic Journals by the CBUC (2000-2003) http://www.dlib.org/dlib/june04/anglada/06anglada.html
The negotiation of electronic journal licences at the CBUC
Licensing, organizing and accessing e-journals in the Catalan university libraries
What’s fair? Pricing models in the electronic era
Why some libraries and consortia are paying too much for e-information http://docs.cbuc.cat/fitxers/5digital/Whyeng.PDF

Cooperative repositories

Actividades open access de los consorcios del SELL y del CBUC http://www.elprofesionaldelainformacion.com/contenidos/2005/julio/280.pdf
Los repositorios como componentes esenciales de las bibliotecas
Sharing Solutions: Gathering Catalan Academic and Scholarly Publications Online http://www.cbuc.cat/cbuc_en/content/download/1079/6730/version/6/file/Eunis114.pdf

Evaluation of the Catalonia public university libraries

Joint report
Report’s abstract



The Turkish National Site License (TRNSL), Jane Ann Lindley, The Journal for the Serials Community, vol. 16, no. 2, p.187-190, 2003
Vision and Mechanisms: Consortial Possibilities, David Kohl, Presented at the Kusadasi ANKOS Meeting, April 19, 2003 (The Turkish version of this paper was published in the Journal of Turkish Library Association)
Collaboration and Cooperation in Library Services, B.Karasozen, PULMAN (Public Libraries, Museums and Electronic Archives Network), Conference Proceedings, Turkish Libraries Association, Ankara 16-19 November 2002
The Impact of ANKOS: Consortium Development in Turkey, Bulent Karasozen and Jane Ann Lindley, (To be published in the Journal of Academic Librarianship in 2005)
ANKOS and Its Dealings with Vendors, Phyllis L. Erdogan and Bulent Karasozen

OA Reports

Seminar for Open Access to Science Information


Southern Europe Open Access National reports

Open Access in France. A State of the Art Report. 2010 report

Scholarly Publishing & Open Access in Greece. 2009 report

Open Access in Italy. 2009 report

Open Access in Portugal. A state of the art report. 2009 report

Open Access to Scientific production in Spain. A report for the CBUC. 2009 report

Open Access Turkey Report. 2009 report

Complementary reading:
Open Access in the Nordic Countries // Copenhagen: Nordbib Programme, 2007

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