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).


Science & Technology Digital Library

What it is

The simple and ambitious objective of the Project is to build a Digital Library making science and technology available to everyone, promoting its most widespread use.

Science & Technology Digital Library aims at going beyond the large number of digital libraries rapidly growing mostly at International level, that offer mainly digitised cultural contents to their users.

The S&TDL will make available at the same time:

  • research products
  • datasets
  • data and information on research activities (projects, R&D actors, their expertise and skills in the respective areas of interest)
  • digitised cultural and historical heritage contents

Thanks to Semantic Web advanced tools and techniques, S&TDL will provide a constantly expanding network of relations and connections among the main parts of the system.





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