Emily Guhde from NC LIVE presented “Playing nicely with others: Using data to guide successful collaboration in collection development” at the Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference today, March 20, 2013.
Abstract – “Are you working with other libraries to expand your access to electronic resources? Come learn from the collaboration challenges overcome by NC LIVE, North Carolina’s state-wide online library consortium. We will share strategies for using data to develop shared collections and measure collaborative success.”
Nice job Emily.
The Digital Shift, Dec 19, 12
Excerpt: “Academic libraries have a choice: we can collaborate, or we can die,” said William Jordan, the associate dean of the University of Washington Libraries, an Alliance member. “The move from separate stand-alone systems to a truly shared library management platform is radical, but it opens the door to realizing the strategic vision of deep collaboration that we hold across the Alliance.”
We are working on a book for ALA Editions, Library Consortia in the 21st Century, and request your assistance in providing information to benefit our colleagues in library consortia (slated for 2013 publication).
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Orbis Cascade Alliance Selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo
Alliance members will replace the separate library systems of 37 institutions with shared, next-generation library management and discovery solutions from Ex Libris
Chicago, IL, and Eugene, OR—October 9, 2012
Ex Libris® Group, a global leader in library automation services, and the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 37 North American academic institutions known for innovative collaboration, are pleased to announce that the Alliance will implement the Ex Libris Alma unified resource management solution and Primo® discovery solution.
“Consortia are experimenting with new forms of collaboration to improve their services, demonstrate their value and increase the visibility of their members. During ALA, we hosted a session that featured three individuals from different consortia. These presentations demonstrate creative approaches to new ventures through strong partnerships.”
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Power Of Groups Orbis Cascade
March 26, 2012
For Immediate Release – please distribute broadly
Last fall, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded a national Leadership Grant to the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah on behalf of three consortia: (a) Utah Academic Library Consortium’s Mountain West Digital Library, (b) Orbis Cascade Alliance’s Northwest Digital Archives, and (c) Rocky Mountain Online Archive, hosted by the University of New Mexico.
Dallas, TX — Amigos Library Services, a leading library membership organization based in Dallas, and the Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC), a similar St. Louis-based library membership organization, today announced that they have entered into a working agreement to explore merging operations. If the organizations merge, Amigos will be the largest library consortium west of the Mississippi River, comprised of approximately 1,000 libraries and cultural heritage institutions in 22 states.
This article in Library Journal “Academic and Public Library Networks Join Forces in Ohio” by Michael Kelley notes that:
Two vast and disparate library networks — one academic and one public — have begun a collaboration in Ohio that will greatly expand offerings for both systems’ patrons.
OhioLINK, a consortium of 89 college and university libraries and the state library, and SearchOhio, a network of 19 public library systems, linked up their collections in November.
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International Conference on Library Cooperation and Resource Sharing
Mid October 2012
It has been almost 10 years since establishing the University Network Library of Beijing in 2002. An international conference was held in 2004 titled “Building Digital Resources and Providing Information Services in the Network Environment: An International Conference on Regional Cooperation and Resource Sharing of Libraries.” At that time, library consortia were about to emerge in China, so the conference focused mainly on the topic of building and sharing literature resources. In 2008, a second international conference titled “International Conference on the Development of Subject Librarianship and Personal Librarianship” was held. This meeting covered the topics of subject librarians, subject librarian services, and personalized information services.
Some of the new ASCLA interest groups focus on collaborative activities.
“To join the groups, please click on the links for the groups below; you will be taken to the Connect workspace for the group (you will have to login to Connect first) – then click on the “join” button on the right side of the page to immediately become a member of the group.