Platform van de universiteitsbibliotheken, de Koninklijke bibliotheek en het NIWI


UKB is the Dutch consortium of the thirteen university libraries and the National Library of the Netherlands. UKB's Summary Strategic Plan 2011 outlines these key policy objectives:

Improve delivery of content:

  • jointly acquire content which is not available or easily accessible on the open internet;
  • jointly develop a publication infrastructure for the scientific output of the institutions;
  • jointly promote publication with open access;
  • jointly deal with imminent collection budget deficits.

Enhance the infrastructure for discovery and delivery:

  • jointly develop an efficient, integrated infrastructure for discovery and access, including both open and restricted information resources.

Support e-research and e-learning:

  • jointly develop facilities for e-learning
  • jointly develop facilities for e-science: storage, publication and valorisation of research output.

Board of Directors
Executive Committee


UKB - samenwerkingsverband van Nederlandse universiteitsbibliotheken en de Koninklijke Bibliotheek.