Romania – ROLINEST
Given the development of library information systems inRomaniaand the development of virtual libraries in Europe at project starting date, the project proposed, for the first time inRomaniato setup a national system for information and documentation in science and technology based on the principle of virtual library catalogue. The design of the system was based on sharing information between involved libraries to create a virtual national library in science and technology, resulting in Romanian Library Network in Science and Technology – ROLINEST. In the same time, based on the National Data Communication System for Education and Research ROEDUNET, it was ensured high quality communication among involved libraries and the central server, representing the node ROLINEST. The project proposed to improve internal infrastructure of involved libraries and their connectivity to ROEDUNET. Improved accessibility to content information is provided to users. Librarians involved in project working team established common cataloguing rules, to setup national accepted and spread cataloguing procedures. The system allows access to both bibliographic records and full text digital documents. Databases access is provided by multilingual interface both for users and librarians. Search procedures are based on ontology technologies also.
* Joining the resources of largest Romanian libraries (especially central university libraries – BCUs) in a IT&C structure, based on Internet and Z39.50 communication protocole, to create a national virtual library, reducing the costs by shared subscription to S&T documentation at national level.
* Facilitation of simultaneous access for different user categories to all libraries resources included in the system, using sensitive to context criteria to identify requested documents, regardless the place inRomaniawhere the user launches the request.
* Possibility to search requests and administration using multilingual interfaces : Romanian, English, German or Hungarian in Internet