FinELib consortium centrally provides consortium's member organisations with electronic materials.The service unit of the consortium operates at the National Library of Finland.The service unit negotiates the licensing of e-materials on behalf of the consortium members.
The licensing principles of the FinELib consortium are adhered to in the materials acquisition.As a rule, attention is paid to issues key to the acquisition, such as consortium discount, use rights of the materials, liability issues and the availability of use statistics.
FinELib consortium also promotes the use and availability of e-materials with various development projects.
- Paid service
- Joining the service requires a contract
The Ministry of Education and Culture provides centralised funding for FinELib for universities, polytechnics and general libraries falling under its administrative sector.
Members of the FinELib consortium include Finnish universities, polytechnics, general libraries and some other organisations receiving public funding
The National Library of Finland is responsible for the activities of FinELib as well as its development in accordance with policies defined by the FinELib steering group.
- electronic publications
- electronic books
- reference databases
- reference books
- scientific publishing