Established electronic links via the Internet to other libraries and research centers around the world.
Established a virtual library holding by downloading important texts not yet available on paper.
Improved the Library’s range in fields outside essentially legal or law-related publications, e.g. in economics, management and personnel training. Also, a new collection of audio-visual products relating to intellectual property was initiated in March.
Initiated a new archives policy, recognizing that WIPO archives should support the needs of researchers, scholars and historians, rather than only recording WIPO’s existence. Completed a first study identifying the nature and location of the existing archival holdings. Draft policy guidelines were considered in May.
Information technology was successfully exploited to improve the research-oriented and specialized information services of the library. Users received information rapidly and safely while the net cost for such WIPO services went down.