Information for new agreements made by HEAL-Link

Information for new agreements made by HEAL-Link

With particular satisfaction we inform you that the Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link), the nationwide Consortium of Greek Academic Libraries, using an extra funding it acquired from the OPEIT II Program (Operational Program for the Education and the Initial Training/3rd CSF/EFS) in the beginning of summer 2005, was able to obtain access for all the members of Consortium to the following:

  • Backfiles Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, IOP, ACS: Permanent access to the full-text of these publisher’s journals from the first volume, where this is available.Permanent access to the full-text of these publisher’s journals from the first volume, where this is available.
  • Scopus: Access to the bibliographic and citation database of Elsevier, with simultaneous search to more than 14.000 titles of scientific journals and to the World Wide Web, and possibility of automatic linking to the full text of the articles of the subscribed titles to HEAL-Link. Scopus database includes also citation indexes in all the sectors of science and technology. Access will last until 2007, with possibility of renewal.

Additionally, Heal-Link has already signed renewal agreements with the following publishers: Cambridge University Press, American Institute of Physics, American Chemical Society, Ovid (medical journals from Lippincott Wiliams & Wilkins), Association for Computing Machinery, Springer (Kluwer), Elsevier and Wiley for the years 2006-2008. During autumn it is also expected that renewal agreements will be signed with: Oxford University Press, Blackwell, Emerald, Taylor&Francis, Institute of Physics and Wilson.

In order to allocate the remaining funds from the OPEIT II Program, Heal-Link intends to begin negotiations with the following publishers: Sage and KluwerLaw, the ALPSP platform, and database providers Project Muse, Oxford Reference Online (including the Grove Art & Image Collection) and Thesaurus Linguae Grecae (TLG). This effort aims mainly at covering the needs of the Humanities Departments of the members of the Consortium. A briefing on the progress of these negotiations will be available as soon as possible.