INASP have worked for a number of years in building access to research
and scholarly information via electronic information resources and
online journals. An important aspect of this has been developing the
local organisational capacity of libraries to provide information
services that deliver these resources. Library consortia have played a
key role in this.
This case study looks at different library consortia cost sharing models
that are employed in our partner countries. The examples provided here
show both the model and how it has been applied. If the model used no
longer suits the consortium they may adopt a new one, adapt an old one
or revert to a previously used approach as it grows and changes over
time. Being aware of the range of approaches that are available is
useful for when considering a change and when forming a new consortium.
Farrow, E. We are all in this together: Library consortia cost sharing models. International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), Oxford, UK (2011) 4 pp.
We are all in this together: Library consortia cost sharing models