New PDF release: Library Consortia: Models for Collaboration and

By Valerie Horton,Greg Pronevitz

No library stands on my own. A long-standing guideline of the self-discipline, library cooperation predates the founding of ALA. even if those are occasions of challenge and uncertainty for library consortia (by one count number, greater than sixty five consortia have closed due to the fact that 2008), the collaboration that consortia supply is helping libraries expand the price of each greenback spent. With over 35 years of expertise coping with 5 various library consortia among them, Horton and Pronevitz are uniquely certified to teach how consortia were remodeling themselves, providing new services whereas growing to be ever extra vital to the library group. masking the background, present panorama, administration methods, severe tendencies, and key providers that outline today’s library consortia, they
-Highlight the present traits impacting consortia and the economic problems many have skilled because the 2007-2009 Recession
-Present conclusions drawn from 16 case reports and the result of a contemporary survey on consortial atmosphere and priorities
-Look into present administration practices and provides an summary of consortia actions, equivalent to comparable to ebook expertise and supply methods
-Discuss the notice to supply continuum, a key pattern that enables libraries to maximise services

This publication may help new library employees comprehend the whole diversity of actions that ensue in today’s consortia, whereas additionally exhibiting consortia managers, members in consortial governance, and taking part libraries tools for revising present practices, areas for increasing prone, and adopting new undertaking ideas.

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