ERIC Number: ED459748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
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Towards the Electronic Parliamentary Library in the Context of the European Union.
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)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Electronic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Library Development, Library Services
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: European Union