While delivery of titles can be provided at a lower cost within a consortium, in cases of minimal consortial
use, document delivery is more immediately cost effective.
Patron-initiated ILL promises to put pressure on consortial
commitments to view members' resources as a seamless whole, the consortium as "one library.
Other consortia have developed vibrant faculty and administrative collaborations that include joint training and professional development for faculty and departmental chairs, shared library services and subscriptions, and faculty diversification and mentorship efforts ranging from National Science Foundation-funded AGEP (Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate) consortium grants to Mellon-funded post-doctoral consortial
fellowship programs and collaborative faculty research projects.
In order to better understand how a firm can access the innovation power of their suppliers and to develop guidance for managers on how to do so, a research consortium was formed to conduct a consortial
benchmarking project, a method by which a coalition of academic researchers and practitioners work together to identify best-practice firms in a particular area and benchmark the characteristics of those firms (see "The Consortial
subscriptions are finalized after consulting all members.
Selected papers from the conference, collected here, examine topics including a locally hosted e-book platform in a consortial
environment, an initiative to improve journal transfers between publishers, deep indexing of embedded article information, weeding a periodical collection, and tracking the indexing and abstracting of open access journals.
For scientific and technical journal publishing, the means of distribution has settled into new models, driven in large part by the growth of consortial
Its main focus is on negotiating affordable subscriptions on a multi-country consortial
basis, while supporting the enhancement of emerging national library consortia in member countries.
Whether it's a part-time, modular, distance learning, in-company or consortial
MBA you have in mind, the right programme is out there.
In the last decade and a half the convergence of two explosive trends--the rise of digital information and consortial
organization--have provided radical new possibilities for improving libraries' abilities to get more value out of each dollar spent.
Summarizing the findings of an extensive four-year research program, he examines the interplay of knowledge management, innovation, and consortial
arrangements in the Cancer Information Service, an organization charged with delivering up-to-date information to the public related to scientific advances concerning cancer.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is the largest cross-industry collaborative research and development consortium in North America, and is the only consortial
effort in the U.