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    [1 January 2014]
    The ERA2012 project is finished. The coordinator for electronic resources is trying to obtain the finances for the access to electronic resources in the future.


    [6 December 2012, Tirana]
    Coneference: Electronic Recources
    for Albania Today and Tomorrow

    [19 April 2011, Tirana]
    Signing the licence agreement to access ProQuestCentral

    [24 February 2011, Maribor]
    Director of Scientific Library and General Scientific Secretary of Academy of Sciences of Albania visited IZUM.

    [28 January 2011, Maribor]
    Expert Meeting ERA2011: Electronic Resources for Albania in 2011 (Library representatives from Albania and Slovenia, EIFL and IZUM participated).

    Electronic Resources for Albania

    Access to a wide range of high quality full text e-resources is available free of charge to staff, students and library users at many institutions in Albania through the ERA2012 Project (Electronic Resources for Albania).

    Project goals

    • to provide access to international electronic resources to support education, research and general development,
    • to stimulate publications of Albanian research results in prestigious international publications,
    • to provide information infrastructure for the evaluation of research results and to identify international competence.

    Which e-resources are available?

    The following resources are available to staff, students and library users at members institutions of the ERA2012 Consortium and the EIFL Consortium of Albanian Libraries:

    BioOne Access to a full-text database of current scholarly research in the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. Includes 71 high-impact research journals from 129 not-for-profit society publishers. Access until the end of 2015
    Cambridge Journals Online Access to a multi-disciplinary collection of over 280 leading journals covering subjects including science and technology, medicine, and the humanities and social sciences.
    ebrary Academic Complete Access to a comprehensive collection of over 70,000 ebooks covering a broad range of subject areas. Remote Access
    EBSCO Academic Search Complete Access to the full text of a multidisciplinary collection of over 9,700 journals, including 7,800 peer-reviewed scholarly journals. PDF backfiles of over 100 journals are available to at least 1887, and searchable cited references are provided for nearly 1,500 titles. Remote Access
    Emerald Engineering eJournal Collection Access to over 10,000 articles from 19 of the foremost, international journals in engineering, materials science and technology. Remote Access
    Emerald Management eJournal Collection Access to over 100,000 high quality peer-reviewed articles from more than 250 prestigious journals in a broad range of subject areas including business and management, and library and information studies. Remote Access
    IOPscience Access to 45 high impact journals (including 150,000 articles from 2001-2011) covering science, medicine and engineering.
    Multi-Science Journals Collection Access to an expanding range of over 20 peer-reviewed journals (including backfiles) in subject areas such as engineering, the built environment, energy, acoustics and sports science. Remote Access
    New England Journal of Medicine Access to a weekly general medical journal (plus backfiles to 1990) that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, case reports, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice. Access until the end of 2014
    OECD-iLibrary Access to an integrated online library of books, journals, papers and statistics covering a comprehensive range of subject areas. Includes over 5,000 books, 500 journal issues, 2,500 working papers, 2,200 multilingual summaries, 22 statistical databases, and 5,000 Excel tables. Access until the end of 2015
    Oxford English Dictionary Online Access to the largest dictionary of English which provides a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past, over the last millennium. Remote Access
    Oxford Reference Online Access to the full text of over 200 dictionaries and reference titles covering a vast range of subject areas. Remote Access
    Oxford Textbook of Medicine Access to the foremost international textbook of medicine which provides comprehensive coverage of the scientific aspects and clinical practice of internal medicine and its subspecialties, and includes over 2,500 illustrations and photographs. Remote Access
    ProQuest Central Access to multidisciplinary collection of over 19,370 journals—with over 13,010 titles in full text. Additional non-periodical content available: over 50,000 dissertations and 300,000 reports. Remote Access
    Taylor & Francis Library Access to the full text of over 1,400 high quality and established journals covering a wide range of subject areas – from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology. Remote Access
    Web of Knowledge

    Available only to the University of Arts:

    Alexander Street Drama Access to approximately 6,000 plays plus rich supplementary material such as over 40,000 pages of reference sources, posters, playbills, photos, and theatre diagrams. Remote Access
    Alexander Street Literature Access to over 600,000 pages of poetry, short stories, novels, and non-fiction. Remote Access
    Music Online: Listening Access to five databases including over 720,000 tracks of music in streaming audio: Jazz Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Smithsonian Global Sound® for Libraries, Classical Music Library, and American Song. Remote Access
    Music Online - Reference Remote Access
    Music in Video Access to three databases offering over 2,000 hours of video content: Classical Music in Video, Opera in Video, and Dance in Video. Synchronized, searchable, scrolling transcripts run alongside nearly all the videos, enhancing navigation and access. Remote Access

    Which institutions are eligible to access e-resources?

    The following members of the ERA2012 Consortium and the EIFL Consortium of Albanian Libraries are eligible to access the e-resources:

    Akademia e Shkencave e Shqipërisë       Biblioteka publike nr. 5, Tiranë
    Universiteti i Tiranës       Biblioteka publike, Durrës
    Universiteti Politeknik i Tiranës       Biblioteka publike "Marin Barleti", Shkodër
    Universiteti Bujqësor i Tiranës       Biblioteka publike, Fier
    Universiteti i Arteve, Tiranë       Biblioteka publike "Q. Baholli", Elbasan
    Universiteti i Sporteve, Tiranë       Biblioteka publike "Shefqet Musaraj", Vlorë
    Universiteti "Aleksandër Xhuvani", Elbasan       Biblioteka publike "Vexhi Buharaja", Berat
    Universiteti "Luigj Gurakuqi", Shkodër       Biblioteka publike, Kuçove
    Universiteti "Aleksandër Moisiu", Durrës       Biblioteka publike "Thimi Mitko", Korçë
    Universiteti "Ismail Qemali", Vlorë       Biblioteka publike, Krujë
    Universiteti "Fan S. Noli", Korçë       Biblioteka publike "Apostol Meksi", Gjirokastër
    Universiteti "Eqerem Çabej", Gjirokastër       Biblioteka publike, Kukës

    How is access provided?

    Access to the available e-resources is authorized via the registered IP addresses of the eligible institutions. This means that staff, students and library users at eligible institutions can access the full text of the e-resources direct from the institutional network.

    Some e-recourses are available through remote access, as well (from anywhere based on an individual username and password). Eligible institutions can offer remote access to staff and registered students, but not to external library users. For them the authentication has to be implemented through the lightweight directory access protocols (LDAPs) that are maintained by these eligible institutions.

    The Library of the Academy of Sciences is responsible for registering IP addresses and allocating usernames and passwords for remote access. Please contact them if you have any questions.

    Project partners

    Any other questions?

    If you have any other questions, please contact:

    Mariana Ymeri, E-Resources Access Manager
    Library of Academy of Sciences of Albania
    Telephone: 00355 692048502
    E-mail: mariana.ymeri@gmail.com