Strengthening and upgrading the higher education system in the Russian Federation through cooperative management and through the introduction of new information and telecommunications technology (ICT) for document ordering and supply through the university libraries.
Maximising the awareness and use of the locally available collections of books and periodicals.
The Copeter project is built along 5 strands:
By doing so the libraries of the consortium by the end of the project will have easy access to the collections available in the distant universities (collection sharing). New information and telecommunication technology will bring that distant information quickly and efficiently to the physical place where it is needed. This will enhance the quality of the information provision and will create a new learning and research environment for Russian universities. Consortium building and the introduction of more ICT will create a new less isolated type of library in St. Petersburg and through the proposed extensions and dissemination activities also in the entire Russian Federation and the countries of former Soviet Union.