Shared Databases

Several libraries can share the same union catalog of databases. Library users are able to connect to those databases to browse the needed items.

1) Abroad libraries' databases

a) Worldshare Interlibrary Loan

INSPiRE Library eligible users are able to browse and borrow materials from more than 9,000 universities abroad via Worldshare Interlibrary Loan Service.

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b) AGORA

Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) is a programme to provide free or low cost access to major scientific journals in agriculture and related biological, environmental and social sciences to public institutions in developing countries. Launched in October 2003, AGORA provides access to  journals from the world's leading academic publishers.

Led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the goal of AGORA is to improve the quality and effectiveness of agricultural research, education and training in low-income countries, and in turn, to improve food security. Through AGORA, researchers, policy-makers, educators, students, technical workers and extension specialists have access to high-quality, relevant and timely agricultural information via the Internet. AGORA is one of the four programmes that make up Research4Life.

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c) HINARI

Hinari Access to Research for Health Programme provides free or very low cost online access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.

Hinari was launched in January 2002, with some 1500 journals from 6 major publishers: Blackwell, Elsevier Science, the Harcourt Worldwide STM Group, Wolters Kluwer International Health & Science, Springer Verlag and John Wiley, following the principles in a Statement of Intent signed in July 2001. Since that time, the numbers of participating publishers and of journals and other full-text resources has grown continuously. 160 publisher partners and up to 170 publishers’ content are offering up to 67,000 information resources in Hinari and many others are joining the programme.

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d) ARDI

The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries. Currently, over 100 publishers provide access to around 30,000 journals, books, and reference works for 121 developing countries and territories through ARDI.

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e) OARE

Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) is led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with major publishers. The programme enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of environmental science research.

Many organizations are participating in the OARE consortium. Partners providing scientific content through the program include the world's leading publishing houses and the world's most prestigious scientific societies and associations. Today, over 5710 peer-reviewed scientific journal titles owned and published by over 461 OARE partners are now available in more than 100 eligible low income countries.

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f) GOALI

GOALI - Global Online Access to Legal Information is a new programme to provide free or low cost online access and training to law and law-related content to eligible institutions in developing countries.

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2) Vietnam libraries' databases

a) INSPiRE Library eligible users are able to browse and borrow materials from Vietnam University library consortium, including Learning Resource Center - Can Tho University, Central Library - Vietnam National University HCMC, Library of University of Technology and Education, and Library of Ho Chi Minh City University of Industry.

b) INSPiRE Library eligible users are able to browse and borrow materials from General Science Library of Ho Chi Minh City.

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