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Developing a National Database on Librarianship and Information Science. The Case of E-VIVA, the Hellenic Fulltext Database

Filippos Tsimpoglou, Vasiliki Koukounidou, Eleni Sakka


The paper presents the Hellenic fulltext database on Librarianship and Information Science EVIVA (Ellinike Vivliothikonomike Vase), developed by the Library of the University of Cyprus. The objectives of E-VIVA is to identify, gather, organize, digitize and promote the research, conducted in Greece and Cyprus in the scientific fields of Archival, Library and Information Sciences. Data are provided concerning the coverage, the content, the format and the environment of the database as well as the steps that have been followed for the development. The legal framework related with the copyright issues that are raised is also discussed. Furthermore a comparison is attempted between E-VIVA and eLIS. Finally the next plans of the Library of the University of Cyprus for the project are presented


National databases, Digitisation, Archival information and library science, Copyright issues

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