Coordinator of Libraries, General Coordination
Universidade Estadual Paulista—Unesp
Sáo Paulo, Brazil
Representing Institutional Member: Universidade Estadual Paulista
Flávia Bastos serves as Coordinator of Libraries, General Coordination at the São Paulo State University (Universidade Estadual Paulista—Unesp). She is also Executive Coordinator of the Institutional Repository of UNESP. She holds a doctoral degree in Information Science in the field of Information and Technology and is a researcher with the New Technology of Information Group researching themes such as Digital Libraries, Institutional Repositories, Automated Libraries, Integrated Library Systems and Discovery Systems. Unesp is one of the largest and most important Brazilian universities, with distinguished achievements in teaching, research and extension services. Unesp is supported by State funds and along with USP (Universidade de São Paulo) and Unicamp (Universidade Estadual de Campinas) offers free public higher education in São Paulo State. Unesp was founded in 1976 and is the most successful model of a multicampus university in Brazil supporting intense and diversified activities in Sao Paulo—the most developed State in Brazil. Unesp's influence is recognized through the level of regional development where its campuses are located—one in the State capital and 23 others strategically distributed throughout the State.