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ERIC Number: ED459748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 8
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Towards the Electronic Parliamentary Library in the Context of the European Union.
Toornstra, Dick
The electronic parliamentary library at the European Union (EU) level is developing to meet the needs of a changing political context. It is emerging in multiple forms: cooperation among EU institutions; cooperation among EU parliaments; and the service of the European Parliament itself. The development of electronic service presents a management challenge for libraries, and in the context of the European Parliament there is a challenge to differentiate the library's service in a highly competitive environment. This paper outlines a practical framework for service differentiation. The sections of the paper cover the following topics: (1) context, including the European Parliament, the political context, institutional factors, and managerial issues; (2) information service of the European Parliament, including the Directorate General for Research and Documentation; (3) movement toward a common library of EU institutions, including EUROLIB and an inter-institutional library; (4) movement toward an electronic library for European parliaments; and (5) developing the electronic library of the European Parliament, including differentiating the library and working with communities of practice as a key strategy. (Contains 15 endnotes and 4 references.) (MES)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: European Union