Library Consortia Book

Library Consortia

  • Author : Valerie Horton
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2014-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838912188

Library Consortia Excerpt :

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 35 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. Covering the history, current landscape, management approaches, critical trends, and key services that define today’s library consortia, they Highlight the current trends impacting consortia and the fiscal difficulties many have experienced since the 2007-2009 RecessionPresent conclusions drawn from sixteen case studies and the results of a recent survey on consortial environment and priorities Look into current management practices and give an overview of consortia activities, such as such as e-book technology and delivery methodsDiscuss the Discover to Delivery continuum, a key trend that allows libraries to maximize services This book will help new library staff understand the full range of activities that take place in today’s consortia, while also showing consortia managers, participants in consortial governance, and participating libraries methods for revising current practices, places for expanding services, and adopting new project ideas.

Library Consortia Book

Library Consortia

  • Author : Aditya Tripathi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2016-07-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081009499

Library Consortia Excerpt :

Libraries are burdened with increased demand for resources and services and inflating expectations against shrinking or stagnant budgets. An individual library cannot cope with the situation. Hence, libraries form alliances for cooperation and sharing. Emerging changes in the publishing industry are phenomenal and have forced libraries to move toward a strategic partnership called library consortia. Information technology has played a vital role in developing such partnerships. Publishers offer packages of resources to library consortia benefitting all member libraries. Library consortia protect the interests of individual members while considering the business interests of publishers. This book is a start-up guide to libraries and librarians desiring to form library consortia. It covers the various facets of library consortia and corresponding activities. The chapters are presented with different consortia models, formations, business negotiations and various licensing schemes. presents a detailed guide and criteria for establishing library consortia discusses consortia models in detail, with examples includes examples of staff patterns and governance issues of library consortia provides examples of different licensing and pricing models

Leading Together Book

Leading Together

  • Author : Irene M. H. Herold
  • Publisher : Assoc of College & Research Libraries
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Academic libraries
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0838938876

Leading Together Excerpt :

Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy aims to fill the gap in LIS literature of models of consortia advocacy plans, actions, and assessments. It provides a look at the current landscape of consortia work, a consortium and other groups' advocacy frameworks, a workshop curriculum which may be used to develop an advocacy plan, and thoughts for the future.

Fundamentals of Social Sciences and Library Consortia Book

Fundamentals of Social Sciences and Library Consortia

  • Author : Dr. R. K. Bhatt & Mr Mahesh Chand
  • Publisher : K.K. Publicaitons
  • Release Date : 2021-09-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

Fundamentals of Social Sciences and Library Consortia Excerpt :

The present book entitled, “Fundamentals of Social Sciences and Library” is an attempt to bring to gather the fundamental concept of the umbrella term `Social Science' which normally consist of four basic disciplines namely Political Science, Economics, Sociology and History though at a later stage the multidisciplinary approaches have widened the scope of social science thereby resulted into the inclusion of several disciplines which in one context or the other are directly related to the study of human beings. The present effort intends to study the most significant and important area of study in respect of a social institution known as `The Library'. Thus, the present work involves selected senior library professionals who not only have adequate background and knowledge of social science disciplines along with sound knowledge of the organization and management of the library. The book is divided into six chapters namely (i) Social Science: An Overview (ii) Political Science (iii) Economics (iv) Sociology (v) History (vi) Consortia and Social Sciences. The book will be useful to the students pursuing the studies in the field of library and information science, teachers involved in teaching the course which involves the teaching of multidisciplinary content especially the social science vis-à-vis libraries as well as by all those who wants to study and do research the role of libraries and their contribution in the growth and development of social science disciplines.

Transforming Acquisitions and Collection Services Book

Transforming Acquisitions and Collection Services

  • Author : Michelle Flinchbaugh
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612495798

Transforming Acquisitions and Collection Services Excerpt :

This book explores ways in which libraries can reach new levels of service, quality, and efficiency while minimizing cost by collaborating in acquisitions. In consortial acquisitions, a number of libraries work together, usually in an existing library consortia, to leverage size to support acquisitions in each individual library. In cross-functional acquisitions, acquisitions collaborates to support other library functions. For the library acquisitions manager, technical services manager, or the library director, awareness of different options for effective consortial and cross-functional acquisitions allows for the optimization of staff and resources to reach goals. This work presents those options in the form of case studies as well as useful analysis of the benefits and challenges of each. By supporting each other’s acquisitions services in a consortium, libraries leverage size to get better prices, and share systems and expertise to maximize resources while minimizing costs. Within libraries, the acquisitions function can be combined with other library functions in a unit with more than one purpose, or acquisitions can develop a close working relationship with another unit to support their work. This book surveys practice at different libraries and at different library consortia, and presents a detailed description and analysis of a variety of practices for how acquisitions units support each other within a consortium, and how they work with other library units, specifically collection management, cataloging, interlibrary loan, and the digital repository, in the form of case studies. A final section of the book covers fundamentals of collaboration.

Advances in Library Administration and Organization Book

Advances in Library Administration and Organization

  • Author : Delmus E. Williams
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-11-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849505796

Advances in Library Administration and Organization Excerpt :

Dealing with the subject of organizational theory and library administration, this title covers topics such as: managing change in research libraries; the agility of library consortia and its member libraries; the evaluation of reference services; and, developing a recruitment strategy for a diverse workforce. It is suitable for library students.

Library Science and Administration  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Book

Library Science and Administration Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2017-11-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 1735
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522539155

Library Science and Administration Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Excerpt :

Effective administration of libraries is a crucial part of delivering library services to the public. To develop and implement best practices, librarians must be aware and informed of the recent advances in library administration. Library Science and Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on trends, techniques, and management of libraries and examines the benefits and challenges of library administration. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as digital libraries, information sciences, and academic libraries, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, practitioners, and librarians seeking current research on library science and administration.

The Academic Research Library in A Decade of Change Book

The Academic Research Library in A Decade of Change

  • Author : Reg Carr
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-01-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780630991

The Academic Research Library in A Decade of Change Excerpt :

This book starts from the premise that the last decade has brought more changes for the academic research library than any ever previously known. The book provides an authoritative overview and analysis of the issues and challenges affecting academic research libraries from the closing years of the 20th century onwards. While the focus on this period of white water change is primarily British, with a number of case studies based on the transformative initiatives of the UKs Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and its seminal Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib), as well as on the Bodleian Libraries far-reaching responses to the complex demands of the digital age, the issues themselves are presented in their global context, with implications drawn for research libraries everywhere. Written by one of the worlds leading academic research librarians Provides a comprehensive overview of the factors at work in an exceptionally significant and fast-moving decade of research library development Contains personal insights into many of the key library and information initiatives of recent years

Libraries Beyond Their Institutions Book

Libraries Beyond Their Institutions

  • Author : William Miller
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 078902909X

Libraries Beyond Their Institutions Excerpt :

Discover collaborative possibilities for your library beyond mere memberships in bibliographic utilities Libraries Beyond Their Institutions: Partnerships That Work illustrates the remarkable range of cooperative activities in which libraries are engaged in order to provide the best possible service. Increasingly, librarians recognize the need to link their institutions to the world around them as part of their obligation to enhance the integration of digital information, not only for students in academic settings, but also throughout all levels of society. An excellent companion and complement to Libraries Within Their Institutions: Creative Collaborations (Haworth) from the same editors, this unique book examines the variety of ways librarians work with community organizations, government agencies, professional organizations, minority communities, and city governments in their efforts to serve not just students in academic settings, but all of society. Libraries Beyond Their Institutions: Partnerships That Work reflects the growing understanding of the key role played by libraries in the development of civil society. This unique book examines the variety of possibilities for collaborations outside institutions, including the ways librarians function in a variety of other campus settings, such as writing centers, teaching excellence centers, and academic departments in support of teaching, learning, and research; partnerships with graduate school, and information resources management to preserve theses and dissertations electronically; promoting civic partnerships; initiating a campus-wide information literacy resource; and partnering with government agencies to form a data literacy program. Libraries Beyond Their Institutions: Partnerships That Work provides practical information on: collaborative training programs to develop baseline competencies in academic libraries to support data services the Chicano/Latino Network and the Community Digital Initiative develop

Cases on Establishing Effective Collaborations in Academic Libraries Book

Cases on Establishing Effective Collaborations in Academic Libraries

  • Author : Piorun, Mary E.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2022-10-07
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN 10 : 9781668425176

Cases on Establishing Effective Collaborations in Academic Libraries Excerpt :

The forming and nurturing of new partnerships and collaborations is a critical component of librarianship. Academic libraries have a long history of collaboration within the library, across their institutions, and in their local communities. However, forming new partnerships can be time-consuming, and at times frustrating, leaving important opportunities, connections, and projects unrealized. Cases on Establishing Effective Collaborations in Academic Libraries presents case studies on effective collaborations in a variety of settings with different objectives, staffing levels, and budgets that have proven to be successful in creating and maintaining strong and productive partnerships. It identifies and shares the role of the academic library in developing effective partnerships and collaborations within academia and the broader community. Covering topics such as controlled digital lending, research computing, and college readiness enhancement, this premier reference source is a vital resource for librarians and libraries, consortiums, university administrators, students and educators of higher education, community leaders, researchers, and academicians.

Dynamics of Hospital Library Consortia Book

Dynamics of Hospital Library Consortia

  • Author : West Suburban Hospital Association. Consortium for Information Resources
  • Publisher : Waltham, Mass. : West Suburban Hospital Research and Education Association
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: Consortia
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015009561237

Dynamics of Hospital Library Consortia Excerpt :