DEFF is an organisational and technological collaboration between academic, research and education libraries, which is co-funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, the Ministry for Children, Education & Gender Equality, and Ministry of Culture.
DEFF's purpose is to promote the development of a network of electronic libraries that make their electronic and other information resources available to users in a consistent and simple way. DEFF provides support to joint development projects, the development of infrastructure and administers joint purchases of licences. DEFF can give grants to international activities.
DEFF negotiates and enters into contracts for electronic licences on behalf of academic, research and education libraries. All Danish academic, research and education libraries can participate in collaboration on DEFF.
DEFF's daily business is managed by a steering committee consisting of a chairman and seven members with voting rights. A coordination committee has the overall responsibility for DEFF and consists of three members.