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EURASLIC ECET Group: people, objectives, projects.

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EURASLIC ECET GROUP: PEOPLE, OBJECTIVES, PROJECTS EURASLIC ECET GROUP: PEOPLE, OBJECTIVES, PROJECTS Olga A. Akimova Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas Sevastopol, 99011 P.O. Box 13, Crimea, Ukraine [email protected] Maria Kalenchits Estonian Marine Institute Viljandi Rd. 18b, 11216 Tallinn, Estonia [email protected] Irakli Goradze Georgian Marine Ecology and Fisheries Research Institute Batumi, 384500 P.O. Box 58, Georgia [email protected] ABSTRACT: The paper describes support given by IAMSLIC and EURASLIC to aquatic sciences libraries of Central and Eastern Europe; the draft of a Scoping Study of the Black Sea Regional Library Co- operation Project (creation of a system integrating the electronic catalogues and databases of the Black Sea marine libraries into an efficient information exchange system accessible through Internet), and the current state of affairs in a marine library of Georgia participating in the project. Libraries and Information Centres of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are the objects of special concern of the European Association of Aquatic Sciences Libraries and Information Centres (EURASLIC). Knowing about the lack of finances that hamper proper library work in this region, EURASLIC grants the opportunity for associated membership, makes allocations to provide participation of the librarians in conferences held by the Association, organizes individual training and upgrading courses and coordinates periodicals and book distribution grants. Since 2002, EURASLIC has been giving an annual grant ($1500 in 2002) to purchase computers and software. In 1996, on the initiative of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), Ian Pettman (United Kingdom) made an analysis of information supply on aquatic sciences in the Eastern European countries. Comments and advice formulated in the report aimed to facilitate close collaboration between CEE and Western European aqu

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