The First Meeting of the Mediterranean Marine and Aquatic Science Libraries and Information Centres Network a success in Cadiz, Spain.

The First Meeting of the Network was held under the auspices of the European Association of Aquatic Sciences Libraries and Information Centres (EURASLIC) and was hosted and supported by the Marine Science Institute of Andalusia (CSIC) in Cadiz, Spain from 17 to 18 November 2008. Rich and informative presentations from Libraries in Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Spain and Tunisia were given, as well as special presentations on the work of MED POL, IAMSLIC, EURASLIC, Aquatic Commons and open access sources in the marine sciences that are applicable to the region. There was a lot of enthusiasm to develop the Network as a tool for exchanging information on new projects, training and technology in the region. Much of this will be achieved through an online Portal that is currently being developed in English, French, Spanish and Arabic, and to work together with the European and International Associations of Marine Science Libraries. For further information don’t hesitate to contact Ms Margaret Watts at: mwatts@unepmap.gr or library@unepmap.gr

A copy of the Report of the Meeting, including an executive summaries and summaries of presentations, in english, french and spanish can be downloaded from http://195.97.36.231/dbases/MedLibs/Final_Report_Cadiz.pdf

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