The Inter-University Center for Digital Information Services (MALMAD)
MALMAD, the Inter-University Center for Digital Information Services, was established in 1998 by the Committee of University Heads (“VERA”) as a support unit of IUCC (Inter University Computation Center). Its role is to serve as a consortium for the acquisition, licensing and operation of information services to universities and colleges in Israel.
The basic premise behind MALMAD is that modern digital information services can be provided more efficiently and at a lower cost per-user by inter-university cooperation and pooling of resources.
MALMAD provides services to its member institutions, the eight universities of Israel. In addition, some thirty colleges and research institutes with “Associate Member” status subscribe selectively to various services. The main information services are:
– Subscriptions to online periodicals and publications/books
– Subscriptions to bibliographical and textual databases