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Library consortia : models for collaboration and sustainability
Horton, Valerie, editor.
Publication Information:
Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2015.
Physical Description:
ix, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Library consortia overview / Consortial landscape / Managing consortia / Consortia services / Discovery, e-content delivery, and resource sharing / Physical delivery : future and present / Online instruction / Enki experiment : library e-book consortia system / Statewide e-book project for multi-type libraries in Massachusetts / Article licensing information availability service (ALIAS) / Embracing wide deals (inter-consortial licensing) / Open SUNY Textbook program / Interstate library delivery / Open source integrated library systems : a consortial implementation of Evergreen / Open source software and consortium governance structure / Vendor-based shared integrated library systems / Enhancing access to history : collaborative digital initiatives / Shared physical depository : Five College Library Depository / 2CUL : a case study in research library shared staffing / Human resources management : contractual staffing at a library consortium / BiblioTemps : a temporary employment service for libraries in Massachusetts / Consortial fiscal sponsorship
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No library stands alone. A long-standing tenet of the discipline, library cooperation predates the founding of ALA. Although these are times of crisis and uncertainty for library consortia (by one count, more than 65 consortia have closed since 2008), the collaboration that consortia offer helps libraries extend the value of every dollar spent. With over 70 years of experience managing five different library consortia between them, Horton and Pronevitz are uniquely qualified to show how consortia have been transforming themselves, offering new services and products while growing ever more important to the library community.

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