Category Archives: Resource Sharing

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant for Collaboration Between Colleges

St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges have received a $1.4 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to increase collaboration over the next four years.

The grant will help the colleges purchase a new library management system for the two libraries, and also contribute to programs encouraging faculty to collaborate. More information can be found on Inside Higher Ed.

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Collaborative academic database purchasing in New Mexico

More than two dozen higher education libraries recently purchased access for two years to 10 online research databases and two e-book collections via EBSCO Publishing.

Libraries at New Mexico colleges and universities will save hundreds of thousands of dollars after the schools worked together to purchase access to databases and e-book collections for students.

http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_24366057/new-mexico-academic-libraries-collaborate-database-purchase

Rethinking library resource sharing: new models for collaboration

Access the white paper for the presentation “Rethinking library resource sharing: new models for collaboration” from the IFLA World Library and Information Congress held in August 2013. http://library.ifla.org/379/

This presentation provides an overview of how resource sharing services are evolving to meet changing user needs for digital and global information. It also reviews some of the tools and standards that resource sharing practitioners are using to improve services, and highlights some of the emerging library partnerships/collaborations that are reshaping the boundaries of library and information resource sharing.

Collaboration Meeting from OCLC – In Person or Online

OCLC is hosting a day long meeting at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA on October 15, 2013 from 9:00AM to 3:30PM PST. This event will also be available online.

“Getting off the Island: Collaborating to Create Boundless Collections” is described as being an interactive program that focuses on collaboration in collections. Visit this page to get more information or register for the event.

GWLA Launches BorrowItNow

Monday, August 19, 2013

Today, the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) is excited to launch BorrowItNow, a consortial borrowing system based on the Relais International D2D product. BorrowItNow allows patrons to discover library materials via a virtual union catalog, which spans across all participating members’ ILS systems. BorrowItNow provides for unmediated requests, transmitting real time availability and call numbers to the lending library, while balancing request loads across the consortium.
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Collaboration of Texas A&M and U of Texas for joint storage facility

Thanks to Gary Price for sharing.

http://tamutimes.tamu.edu/2013/05/21/texas-am-and-university-of-texas-systems-to-open-joint-library-facility-friday/

The Texas A&M University System and The University of Texas System will celebrate the opening Friday (May 24) of their Joint Library Facility at Texas A&M University’s Riverside Campus. The 18,000-square-foot library facility represents an unprecedented collaboration between the state’s two largest university systems to provide joint storage of more than a million books and make them available for use by other academic or medical institutions.”

Call for Proposals – Resource sharing and ILL conference

“Call for Proposals – Reminder!
The NWILL Conference Program Committee invites proposals for sessions of interest to interlibrary loan and resource sharing practitioners for our conference to take place September 11-13, 2013, in Portland, Oregon at Portland Community College – Sylvania Campus.

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