Bibsam Sweden: Consortium of University and Research Libraries

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The Bibsam consortium is operated by Kungl. biblioteket, the National Library of Sweden. It has 79 active member institutions including universities, university colleges, and government funded research institutions. It manages about 40 licenses for approx. 100 e-resources, including “big deal” agreements with scholarly journal publishers as well as agreements for encyclopaedias and abstract and indexing databases.

Seven representatives from the member libraries form the Bibsam steering committee, which works on strategic issues and policies re. e-licensing in general and negotiations in particular.

For more information please see Bibsam in English.


Principal Consortial Functions: 
Electronic content licensing
Mailing Address: 
The National Library of Sweden, The Bibsam Consortium, The National Library Cooperation Department, Box 5039, SE-102 41 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
Staff Contacts: 
Britt-Marie Wideberg, coordinator ( Phone: +46 10 709 36 60
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