August/September 2009

Finland's information backbone

Kai Ekholm has been director of the National Library of Finland since 2001. He is also chair of IFLA's Committee on Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE)

Switzerland builds next-generation metacatalogue

Four languages, five metadata standards, 13 OPACS, four federated search platforms and more than 800 libraries... Tobias Viegener reveals the challenges in building a nationwide search platform for Switzerland

Published data needs standards

Accessing original datasets is becoming increasingly important in research today but finding this data can be a challenge. Toby Green, head of publishing for OECD, argues the case for standards to help researchers find and cite published datasets and tables

CUP launches digital archive

John Murphy finds out about the challenges that Cambridge University Press (CUP) faced in digitising its complete journal archive

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