Cooperation

CooperaciónThe Unit for Scientific Information Resources for Research  maintains cooperative library relationship at   the national and international level.

National:

  • REBIUN The Network of Spanish University Libraries (REBIUN) is a sectorial commission of the Conference of Spanish University Rectors (CRUE). Since its creation (1994), on the initiative of a group of library directors in 1988, REBIUN has been a stable body in which all Spanish university and scientific libraries are represented.
  • DOCUMAT The  Mathematics Library and Documentary Network formed by Spanish universities and mathematical centers, and whose basic principle is the cooperation among its members.
  • Union  Catalog of the Spanish Bibliographic Heritage: its objective is the inventory and description of the Bibliographic Heritage hosted in Spanish libraries, public or private.
  • Serials Union Catalog (National Library of Spain).
  • EXPANIA (Ex Libris Spain Users Group ): Expania is the Association of  Spanish Institutions using products of  Ex Libris. It main  objective is to collectively defend the interests of users, drive product development   in line with the interests of users and to promote among its members the development of innovative library services based on new information technologies.
  • Library Cooperation Council: is an organisation created by the Ministry of Culture for cooperation in the library field among public administrations to implement projects and promote plans to improve the  library  services. Within this Council, the CSIC Library & Archive  Network is a member  of the Technical Commission for the Cooperation of Specialized Libraries.
  • General State Administration Libraries: the CSIC is represented in the General Commission for the Coordination of General State Administration Libraries (Royal Decree 1572/2007, of 30 November). This Commission makes decisions to improve library services and cooperation in ministries and other National Government entities that have libraries under their charge.

International:

  • COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories): is an international association that brings together individual respositories and repository networks in order to build capacity, align policies and practices, and act as global voice for the repository community.
  • ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia): a participatory group with more than 200 library consortia from around the world. ICOLC supports participating consortia by facilitating discussions on issues of common interest.
  • IFLA: (International Federation of Library Associations) The section of academic and research libraries of IFLA is the international reference forum for these types of libraries and offers its members the opportunity to collaborate and exchange experiences.
  • IGELU (International Consortia of Aleph Users): International Group of  Exlibris Users.
  • KU (Knowledge Unlatched): Knowledge Unlatched is an international initiative of open access for academic monographs in the humanities and social sciences.
  • LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche): European network of research libraries  with the aim of representing the interests of European research libraries.
  • REDIAL: The European Network on Information and Documentation on Latin America. Association of European researchers, documentalists and librarians working in the area of Latin American humanities and social sciences
  • SELL (Southern European Libraries Link):  is the effort to bring together Libararies from Southern European countries ( Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Turkey).
  • UKSG: United Kingdom Serials Group. Non-profit organization formed by various types of actors in the chain of production and distribution of academic information (libraries, publishers, distributors, technology providers), whose mission is to connect the information community and promote the exchange of ideas on scholarly communication.
  • SCOAP3: (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) is the partnership of thousands of libraries and major funding agencies and research centers in 33 countries. Working with leading publishers, SCOAP3 has converted several key journals in the field of High Energy Physics to open access at no cost to authors. Each country participates proportionally to its scientific production in this field.
  • ORCID: Open Researcher and Contributor ID  is the  nonprofit organization that through the assignment of identifiers helps to create a system in which authors can be identified  in a unique way and uniquely connected to their scientific contributions and affiliations without differentiation of disciplines, borders and time.