Bridging the partnership divide: HINARI over eight years

Parker, Kimberly (2009). Bridging the partnership divide: HINARI over eight years. In: Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Brisbane, Australia, (1-10). August 31-September 4, 2009.

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Author Parker, Kimberly
Title of paper Bridging the partnership divide: HINARI over eight years
Conference name Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates August 31-September 4, 2009
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 10
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Successful public-private partnerships do not last eight years by chance. A partnership develops in the first place by defining and agreeing on common grounds and goals. As time goes by, the dynamics of any partnership must reinvent itself and will then prove enduring or not.

The Health Access to Research programme (HINARI) was conceived in early 2001 to offer developing country institutions free or nominal-cost access to the world's biomedical literature. Initially, HINARI was a partnership of six major commercial publishers and the World Health Organization. Eight years later, HINARI is one of three sister programmes, and the partnership has grown to include three United Nations agencies, Yale and Cornell universities, more than 150 publishers of all shapes and sizes, the International Association of STM Publishers, Microsoft Corporation, Ex Libris, and innumerable individuals and institutions who have become champions and ambassadors of the concept.

A number of cohesion principles have kept the HINARI partnership alive and vibrant including: respect; openness and transparency; flexibility and compromise; engagement and autonomy; and review and re-inspiration.
Subjects 0807 Library and Information Studies
Keyword HINARI
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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