Few libraries are strangers to the concept of library consortia – institutional groups that collaborate to purchase software, systems, electronic resources, or other information‐sharing products and services. Most academic libraries are members of at least one consortium, and many belong to multiple consortia. However, consortia vary widely in the services they offer and in how they are structured. This project, carried out in the fall of 2009, focused on a review of academic library consortia that:

(A) Included two‐year colleges, either exclusively or as part of a joint consortial arrangement with four‐year colleges and universities; and

(B) Purchased or licensed databases and/or electronic resources as part of their consortial services.

Judi Guzzy. (c) Author and Johnson County Community College, 2010. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Judi Guzzy and Johnson County Community College for personal use, not for redistribution.

The definitive version was published in Community & Junior College Libraries, Volume 16 Issue 3, July 2010.

doi:10.1080/02763915.2010.492034 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02763915.2010.492034)


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