Collaboration between university libraries and the research community in Ireland. Sean Phillips 4 th UNICA seminar, Prague, 15 May 2008. The background. Main factors in economic development Change in economic policy (1950s) Investment in education (1960s and 1970s)
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Collaboration between university libraries and the research community in Ireland
4th UNICA seminar, Prague, 15 May 2008
Main factors in economic development
GNP per capita 1975-2003:
Ireland and other advanced economies
Source: World Bank, 2003
Enterprise and development component
0.55 % of GNP
0.70-0.75 % of GNP
0.36 % of GNP
Public Investment in R&D
Total = €4.0B
Total = €8.2B
Sources: Historical - State Expenditure on R&D 2005-6, Forfás.
Future – CSA estimates based on NDP.
The Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) - €300m, 2005-2010, to be applied to:
Acting together, the IUA (Irish Universities Association) Librarians’ Group
IUA Librarians Group
Web Site Group