It might take more time to come to a consensus on certain points of an agreement, but the Ohio consortia members develop a Request for Proposal, send it to vendors, send out proposals, and then evaluate them.
To help avoid the pitfalls of consortia life, members use the gift of gab.
Even for decades-old consortia families, there are always lessons to be learned.
Looking at its effective functioning, more institutions are likely to join consortia of this type.
Regular increases in subscription rates, the decreasing value of Indian currency, increased demand for information, and dwindling library budgets for procurement of journals have caused CSIR laboratories to look for alternatives, such as procurement of electronic journals, extensive use of information technology, and sharing of resources by forming library consortia.
The similarities and differences of these five consortia will then be discussed and emerging patterns in statewide academic library consortia will be delineated.
Even those consortia that started out with the initial objective of sharing physical resources, such as OhioLINK, are finding that the collective licensing of electronic resources is becoming increasingly important.
Curci, Partner, Technology & Intellectual Property Practice Group, Preston Gates & Ellis, LLP and Colm Dobbyn, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Mastercard, explain how to evaluate consortia intellectual property rights (IPR) policies and understand their implications for members' IP portfolios.
will discuss strategic marketing methods to increase the awareness of standards consortia and build a global member base.
The consortia reports module is available now for users of the Ulrich's Serials Analysis System, a breakthrough information system for library professionals that brings together the library's serials holdings with the multiple layers of subject coverage and content from the Ulrich's Periodicals Directory database and Bowker's ulrichsweb.
For pricing information or other details regarding the new consortia reports module for users of the Ulrich's Serials Analysis System, please contact Boe Horton, vice president of worldwide sales for R.
journals are available in electronic form through IDEAL to library consortia
around the world.