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Þórný Hlynsdóttir National and University Library of Iceland. Þóra Gylfadóttir Reykjavik University. ILL/DD in Iceland before and after nationwide access to 8,000 e-journals – the story so far. Nationwide access. Iceland and Icelanders The story – so far Publishers, e-journals and users.

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ill dd in iceland before and after nationwide access to 8 000 e journals the story so far
Þórný Hlynsdóttir

National and University Library of Iceland

Þóra Gylfadóttir

Reykjavik University

ILL/DD in Iceland before and after nationwide access to 8,000 e-journals – the story so far
nationwide access
Nationwide access
  • Iceland and Icelanders
  • The story – so far
  • Publishers, e-journals and users
iceland and icelanders
Iceland and Icelanders
  • Facts and figures
    • Country
    • People
    • Economy
the story of the nationwide access
1The story of thenationwide access
  • 1996 – The Government's Vision of the Information Society
  • 1997 – The initiative of the Icelandic Special Librarians Association
  • 1998 – Founding of a Database Committee
  • 1999 – Britannica Online. The first database in the world open to a whole nation
what is a nationwide access
What is anationwide access?
  • Access based on IP-recognition extends to every computer in Iceland served by local ISPs
  • Wherever you are ...
  • Whenever you want ...
the story of the nationwide access9
2The story of thenationwide access
  • 2000 – Steering Committee and nationwide access to more databases
  • 2001 – Co-ordinator and the web www.hvar.is
  • 2001 – More databases and 8,000 e-journals 2002 – Service Contract with the Ministry of Education
  • 2003 – Year of stabilisation
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The story of thenationwide access

3

  • Why can Icelanders strike nationwide access deals?
    • Island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
    • Small size of the nation
    • Highly technological
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Distance from New York = 4,161km

Airline ticket to Iceland = USD 630-1,000

Iceland

Less than 300.000 inhabitants

Distance from Stockholm = 2,000 km

Airline ticket to Iceland = UDS 380-800

Distance from Cape Town = 11,468 km

Airline to Iceland = USD 2,500-3,000

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The story of thenationwide access

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  • E-journal behaviour of a nation
    • The first big e-journal deals in Iceland
    • Getting into the Icelandic market
    • Unique situation
    • Curiosity of the e-publishers
thank you for your attention ra
Thank you for your attention - Þóra

The story goes on - Þórný

the future possibilities
The future - possibilities
  • Aleph500 – a nationwide library system
  • Linking from Aleph500 to e-journals in nationwide access
  • Possibilities for better ILL/DD service at NULI with a new modern system
  • Journal lists into Aleph500
  • Downloading of MARC21 posts from Literature Online to Aleph500
the future threats
The future - threats
  • Publishers afraid of the model?
  • Libraries with limited budgets
  • Automatic, annual price increases
conclusions
Conclusions
  • Icelanders are content with the nationwide access
  • Requests for ILL at NUL have not decreased as much as was expected
  • Increased access to more information creates “needs”
  • … and
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Conclusions
  • Icelanders are “e-gluttons”
    • 2001 = 96,989
    • 2002 = 207,673
    • 2003 = 197,035
      • + 4 months still left of the year
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