Management issues of co-operative ventures and consortia in the USA. Part one
ABSTRACT Discusses the issues that arise in the management of co-operative activities and consortia, and the different skill sets needed. It explores some of the theoretical and real challenges that managers encounter when establishing and maintaining successful co-operative projects and formal consortia programs.
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ABSTRACT: Contends that network resource sharing is a service that is not appreciated by public library patrons, who accept only immediate delivery as acceptable access to materials. Improvement and expansion of local holdings is suggested as an alternative to expensive networking arrangements. Twenty references are included. (RAA)Library Journal. 01/1982;
Article: Regional and Global Library Networks[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The Colorado legislature recently funded a grant proposal to create “Prospector,” a regional library network. The network, now operational, was a joint project of the University of Northern Colorado and the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. The major goals of the project were (1) to create a single digital catalog of the library holdings of the major academic and public library collections in Colorado and make it accessible by anyone from anywhere in the state; and (2) to create an automated borrowing system to facilitate the ability of library patrons to order library materials from home, school, office, or at a local library and arrange for expedited delivery to various locations. This article describes the issues faced and the experiences involved in bringing these goals to fruition.Technical Services Quarterly 01/2000; 17(4):33-41.
Article: The Death of the Farmington Plan[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The recently terminated Farmington Plan was a cooperative acquisitions program of American research libraries. Its impact must be evaluated and steps should be taken to insure the availability of foreign materials for American researchers. (5 references) (DH)Library Journal. 12/1972;