Denmark’s Electronic Research Library (DEFF) is an organisational and technological collaboration between the research libraries, the education
libraries and the special libraries, co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Children and Education and the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.
DEFF’s objective is to further the development of a network of electronic libraries that make their electronic and information resources available
to the users in a cohesive and simple way.
Excerpt from text concerning DEFF in Finance Act 2009 DEFF provides funding for joint development projects, development of the infrastructure and administers joint purchases of licenses. DEFF may provide subsidies for international activities. DEFF negotiates and signs contracts for electronic licenses on behalf of the research libraries. The Danish Agency for Culture provides the secretariat for the collaboration”.