A Science and Technology Digital Library
The objective is to develop an integrated system to give access to information on scientific and technological research oriented to the National research community and to the Country as a whole – institutions, business sector and society
The system will ensure permanent, certified and effective access to information resources, scientific and technical data, expertise, research activities and programmes…
The Project will achieve the integration of data and resources according to Open Government and Open Access principles, and the total integration of systems which manage and deliver services.
The interoperability among the main National and International information systems will enable the STDL to interact effectively with all major R&D actors, at the organisational, technical and technological level.
The Science & Technology Digital Library will offer a wide range of advanced services tailored to users’ needs, and will enhance and preserve National scientific output (Legal Deposit).


Developing an integrated system: from Europe to Italy

The Project is one of the initiatives of the Italian Digital Agenda to exploit ICTs in order to promote growth, innovation and competitiveness.

According to the Digital Agenda for Europe it fits in the broader framework of the EU 2020 Strategy.

The Science & Technology Digital Library is also perfectly aligned with the European and National programmes still ongoing from Horizon 2020 to Horizon 2020 Italy.

In the main documents of the European and National scenario some watchwords are repeated insistently, used as inspiring principles and strengths of the Project:

  • research, knowledge, innovation, digital society, digital administration
  • access, inclusion, public data, transparency
  • ICT, networks, research infrastructures
  • sharing, cooperation, community, interoperability, standards
  • coordination, integration, harmonisation vs. fragmentation, duplication, dispersion



IFLA WLIC 2019: 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
Athens, 24-30 August 2019
World Digital Preservation Day
Worldwide, November 7, 2019
DataWorks Summit: Ideas. Insights. Innovation.
Washington, May 20-23, 2019
Workshop Linking Open Science in Austria
Vienna, April 24-25, 2019

The Digital Agenda

The Science & Technology Digital Library Project is the result of an Agreement signed on July 17th 2012 between the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and the Department for the Digitization of Public Administration and Technological Innovation within the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – later merged into the Agency for Digital Italy (AgID) – as part of a memorandum of understanding between MIUR and CNR.

The scenario


A Recipe for Openness