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*The Power of Library Consortia: How Publishers and Libraries Can
NISO Webinar, Wednesday, April 17, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
This webinar is jointly organized and sponsored by NISO and NASIG.
*Confirmed Speakers include:*
· *Emily Farrell*, Library Sales Executive, MIT Press
· *Jill Grogg*, Licensing Program Strategist, LYRASIS
· *Jill Morris*, Executive Director, PALCI
This session will examine the role and powers of the modern library
consortium. Content and systems providers are aware of the need to
successfully address consortia demands, but may not be as aware of the
importance of collaboration with such groups. Consortia may be set up to
satisfy different needs or achieve specific goals in areas such as
licensing of content or technological support. Regional or statewide
consortia can offer publishers significant insights into what may be
expected in a forthcoming fiscal year or the flaws in a proposed business
model. The session is intended to foster engagement as well as
understanding between supplier and buyer.
Here’s what those three speakers will be addressing:
Libraries Redefining Sharing in an Increasingly Complex Consortium
The PALCI Consortium, 69 academic and research libraries in PA, NY, NJ and
WV, has historically focused its efforts on the support of its well-known
and highly regarded E-ZBorrow program, an unmediated ILL resource sharing
software and network, which facilitates quick regional delivery of
returnable monographs. In a modern environment where there has been a
decline in the purchase of "sharable" print items and an increase in
electronic purchasing, regional consortia like PALCI have a strong role to
play in redefining together with publishers what it means to share through
its collaborative licensing programs. PALCI Executive Director Jill Morris
will describe the consortium's strategy to leverage existing commitments of
its "anchor" institutions to increase access for all, and the way in which
she is working with libraries and publishers and content providers to
address today's challenges for this diverse group of academic libraries.
Publishers Navigating the Consortium Universe
Most publishers, no matter the size, work with consortium, maneuvering
through myriad permutations and possibilities in the process. In this
portion of the webinar, I will discuss consortium from the publishers’
perspective. I will touch on some of the drivers for publishers in working
with consortium and the ways good consortia relationships help publishers
better understand their markets. For university presses, like the MIT
Press, consortium offer greater reach to a larger collection of
institutions, among others benefits. But publishers also face risks and
challenges in choosing to work through a consortia, rather than directly
with individual libraries. With both positives and difficulties, open
dialogue between libraries and publishers can help to improve and innovate
in the consortium universe.
Strategies for Cross-Boundary Consortial Collaboration
In the United States, there are many different types of consortia, and most
libraries belong to multiple consortia. Familiar group licensing of
e-content co-exists in an ever-changing landscape of open content and
infrastructure. This presentation will explore how libraries and consortia
can leverage their relationships for increased impact in a continually
evolving scholarly communication ecosystem.
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