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Library consortia in Brazil: a challenge to knowledge democracy

Discusses the impact of the electronic globalization and the role of library consortia in Brazil as an element of information democratization. Analyses the scientific journals market and describes the main recent Latin-american library consortia. Accomplishes a case study of a brazilian library consortium - the Probe -, and its benefits to brazilian libraries and to the scientific community, as some considerations about its impact on the promotion of higher social equity.

Library consortia; Probe consortium; Scientific journals Globalization; Electronic journals

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