The work of the Ibero-American Science & Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC) in developing information technology and digital library manpower will be discussed, focusing on the organizational arrangements and processes that proved most effective in bringing researchers, engineers, computer scientists and librarians together to act on this vision. The Library Linkages (LibLink) Initiative of ISTEC will be analyzed in detail, especially the best practices to ensure regional cooperation in information delivery and in sharing expertise in digital initiatives. Brief descriptions of other IT projects and partnerships in the region will be provided.
International Association of Technological University Libraries
Partnerships, Consortia, and 21st Century Library Service
Ibero-American Science & Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC); University of New Mexico; Digital Library Linkages
Ibero-American Science and Technology Education Consortium, ISTEC, Latin America, Digital Libraries, Scholarly publishing, Consortium, Library cooperation, Partnerships
van Reenen, Johann. "Consortial support for digital library initiatives and information technology manpower development in Latin America." Partnerships, Consortia, and 21st Century Library Service 12, (2002). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ulls_fsp/20