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Library Partnerships

In the spirit of collaborative development, open communication and collegiality, USEK Library strives to enrich its efforts to fulfill its mission to “expand its network through national and international initiatives and partnerships”.

International


e-corpus is a collective digital and heritage library founded in 2009. Updated regularly, it classifies and provides multiple types of documents: manuscripts, archives, books, newspapers, prints, sound recordings, videos...
The World Digital Library provides free extensive documentation in several languages from countries and cultures around the world on the Internet.
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library is a leading cultural preservation organization with the mission to identify, digitally photograph, catalog, and archive to make available the contents of endangered manuscripts belonging to threatened communities.
I-Revues is a service offered to publishers in any scientific field for the electronic dissemination of journals, scientific conferences and book services, with a catalog containing approximately forty publications and more than 20,000 documents.
e-ktobe is a database for Syriac manuscripts which gathers information about texts and their physical nature (materials, composition notebooks, binder, writing, etc.), colophons and notes of Syriac manuscripts.

National


Lebanese Academic Library Consortium (LALC) is the first national consortium “to cooperate in the selection, pricing negotiations and access methods of electronic resources” for the best interests of Universities and their library users.
Lebanese ILL/DD Services – LIDS is another national consortium whose main objective is to implement a Lebanese interlibrary loan and document delivery service by which “the request or supply of books or copies of articles are managed between libraries.”
WorldShare Interlibrary Loan connects you to thousands of libraries whose entire collections can be viewed at a glance in WorldCat®.It allows you to get resources from thousands of libraries all over the world while saving time and money with each ILL request.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


LLA provides leadership for the development, promotion and enhancement of the library and information sector to provide quality services to the Lebanese community.
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. USEK Library is registered in the following IFLA sections and Special Interest Group (SIG):
MELCom International, the European Association of Middle East Librarians, is a non-governmental organization devoted to promoting co-operation among individuals and institutions in Europe the Middle East and throughout the world concerning all aspects of (Middle East) librarianship, book collecting, the book trade and publishing.
MLA is a nonprofit, educational organization with more than 4,000 professional members and partners in health sciences information worldwide. MLA provides lifelong educational opportunities, supports a knowledgebase of health information research, and works with a global network of partners to promote the importance of quality information to improve the health of the community and the public. USEK Library is registered in the following MLA sections:
  • Section 02: Educational Media and Technologies
  • Section 10: Nursing and Allied Health Resources
  • Section 20: Public Services
  • Section 22: Collection Development
  • Section 26: International Cooperation
Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information chain – anyone working with or concerned about serial publications.
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