The programme has its point of departure in the focus areas described initially in the background paper, including the basic needs for development and coordination, and which are necessary for the fulfilment of the programme's overall purpose to create a joint Nordic approach to Open Access and research distribution through information sharing regarding policies and strategies as well as by creating a joint information infrastructure that will strengthen and support the research infrastructure in the Nordic countries by permitting access to and publication of scientific information.
The primary target result of the programme will be to work out recommendations that may aid the Nordic countries in their development of OA policies. In doing so, Nordbib is able to promote open access to Nordic scientific information and thus warrant competitive access to this scientific information at the same level and with the same services as international distribution channels.
Another crucial target result will be the establishing of a cooperating network of development environments in research libraries, universities and research institutions who, interacting with each other, work for a strengthening of Nordic research communication. The success criteria will be to contribute to the setting-up of a cohesive infrastructure that supports the production of digital contents, distribution, presentation and communication of scientific and specialist information.
The programme is organized in three focus areas (called work packages) and for each focus area target results (called deliverables) are stipulated: