The overall purpose of the Nordbib programme is to create through research and development a joint Nordic approach to Open Access and research communication. This is brought about by 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 Nordbib programme will strengthen the digital research libraries' collaboration at a Nordic level as regards the development of infrastructure, standards and technical solutions promoting Nordic and European research infrastructure.
The Nordbib programme comprises joint Nordic initiatives in the areas of production of digital scientific contents and publication of Nordic scientific journals as well as developing co-operation with publishing companies and scientific societies regarding migration to e-publishing.
The perspective of a Nordic programme is co-operation on defining and realizing policies of Open Access to scientific information and strategies for quality assurance. The programme should promote the interaction of the various players and their roles in the research communication.