The newly created Hemispheric University Consortium Library Network launches a website to highlight and promote research and technological collaboration among major institutions to address key issues facing the globe today.
The Hemispheric University Consortium (HUC) Library Network website is a new platform created to facilitate the coordination and exchange of digital tools and resources, and establish an online space for innovation and research among the HUC’s partnering institutions. Additionally, the website provides a virtual library that gives access to the electronic resources hosted in the institutional repositories, catalogs, and journal portals to increase the use of these resources and promote resource sharing, while also increasing the visibility of the scientific and intellectual production of the member institutions of the HUC.
The Library Network is one of the programs developed by the Consortium to provide support and enhance education, innovation, and the research activities of associated libraries as it aims to address the five key challenges identified by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
The HUC itself was formed in 2018, when presidents of 14 universities from across Latin America, the Caribbean, and from Canada and the U.S. first met to devise ways for these educational institutions to address significant challenges that confront not only our hemisphere, but also the globe.
The Library Network website “provides convenient access to the open research content and experts available at all HUC Library Network institutions,” explains Dean and University Librarian Charles Eckman from HUC member University of Miami. “Webinars on topics of interest to researchers across the Consortium that are developed by the Library Network will be promoted through the website’s news blog. And as the Library Network advances its initiatives in sharing expertise as well as learning and research resources, this shared library platform will be a critical resource to every HUC researcher for both identifying relevant resources and disseminating their research.”
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