Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de la Communauté française de Belgique

Consortial Abbreviation: 
BICfB
Brief Description: 

Financed jointly by the French Community of Belgium and the universities, BICfB has made possible the university libraries to maintain and increase the offer in quality electronic resources and to guarantee their access to all their users (professors, researchers and students), whatever the size of their institution. The negotiation of electronic resources in consortium and the launching of projects have also developed a new cohesion between the teams of the institutions’ members of BICfB.

The main missions of BICfB are:

  • to take part in the development of a policy, common to the universities, for the access to electronic resources;
  • to develop activities of co-operation between the Belgian French-speaking university libraries and, particularly, as regards electronic documentation, by taking care, on the one hand to satisfy the specific needs of each institution and, on the other hand, to defend their common interests;
  • to increase the value of scientific production of the Belgian French-speaking universities through several projects and studies.
Principal Consortial Functions: 
Collections sharing
Electronic content licensing
Preservation
Training
Other Functions: 
Projects and studies (digital preservation, Open Access...)
Mailing Address: 
BICfB ; c/o ULB - DSAA - Archives & Bibliothèques, Av. F. Roosevelt, 50 CP180; 1050 Bruxelles; Belgium
Country: 
Belgium
Generic Phone Number: 
+32-(0)2-650-4702
Staff Contacts: 
Muriel Baguet, Chairman // Aude Alexandre & Valérie Durieux, policy officers, ph. +32-(0)2-650-4702
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
6
Number of Affiliate Member Libraries: 
4
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Special
Number of Staff: 
1.50