One of the current trends in higher education is the rapid growth of distance education. Until recently distance learners could not access the rich documentary resources available to campus students, a factor thought to undermine the quality of distance education.
The Digital Library of Slovenia operates within the framework of the National and University Library. www.dlib.si is a portal for knowledge management, and it is constantly being developed and improved according to users’ needs and current standards.
Through a brief summary of the history and structure of Bulgarian librarianship, the paper reveals how the library community has been gradually integrated into the international COBISS.Net network. Presented are the very beginnings of the librarianship and its subsequent expansion in the independent Bulgaria.