Readings & Resources on library and IT-related cooperative activities
Information Technology &
Liberal Arts IT Odyssey
- Smallen, David L. Educause Review,
January/February 2004, vol. 39 no. 1; pg 28 - 41.
Consortia & Higher
and the Emergence of International Consortia in Higher Education
Denman, Brian. Globalization v.2 no.1 (Winter 2002).
- Consortial Governance, Planning and Organization Documents
in part on Bernie Sloan's "Library Consortia Documents Online" (see
following entry), but includes additional and updated links as well as
the addition of a few documents on mission/overview and organizational
structure. Compiled here originally to assist AMICAL members in
drafting and revising our own governance documents.
Consortia Documents Online
Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC)
- Resources - Consortium Building
Extensive annotated bibliography and links to resources
for the development of a consortium. From Electronic Information for
Libraries, a foundation that promotes the availability of electronic
resources for libraries in developing countries, especially in the
context of consortial licensing.
Documents related to COPETER, a consortium for library
co-operation in St. Petersburg. Includes relatively brief consortium
agreement; focus is on bibliographic data & resource sharing,
but sections dealing with practical management of the consortium may be
useful. See also paper "Consortium building: from library co-operation
E-ICOLC conference 2003, Denmark
About 30 PowerPoint presentations from the conference,
covering consortial development, licensing & benchmarking of
electronic resources, reports from consortia representing various
countries, and reports from publishers and open access initiatives.
- Consortia in Libraries
and Their Discontents
Peters, Thomas A. The Journal of Academic
Librarianship v. 29 no2 (Mar. 2003) p. 111-14.
- Potential problems with management and development of
consortia, and suggestions for overcoming them.
- Library Consortia: Beyond Licensing
Scott, Laurie. Feliciter v. 49 no6
(2003) p. 286-9
- Describes activities of a Canadian consortium with some
objectives and "working groups" similar to those anticipated for AMICAL.
a buck and avoiding the muck: consortium models in database delivery:
the Australian experience
Lowe, Deidre & David Feighan. From Proceedings of the
Ninth Australasian Information Online & On Disc Conference and
Exhibition Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney
Australia 19–21 January 1999.
- Report on, and lessons learned from, the development of a
government-sponsored multitype library consortium in Australia.
Although very different in constituents from AMICAL, this paper may be
useful for its many transferable ideas and especially the guidelines
presented in the section "Developing a Consortial Model".
- Resource sharing and consortia, or, becoming a
Morgan, Eric Lease. Computers in Libraries.
Westport: Apr 1998. Vol. 18, Iss. 4; pg. 40, 2 pgs
- Quick overview of some key issues to consider when
engaging in consortial activity.
- Principles For Licensing Electronic Resources
- European Copyright User Platform - Copyright Legislation
- See especially the document Licensing Digital Resources.
How to avoid the legal pitfalls, a very practical guide to
language/clauses/etc. to include or exclude from any licensing
agreement; touches on issues relating to licensing in different
countries; suggestions for defining terms (e.g. "members of the
Statement on Electronic Information
- "Statement of Current Perspective and Preferred Practices
for the Selection and Purchase of Electronic Information"
- Licensing Principles (2001)
- Licensing Digital Information
- Extensive resources relating to many aspects of licensing
of electronic resources: vocabulary, models, interlibrary loan issues.
Includes an extensively annotated bibliography. Archives and
registration for mailing list LIBLICENSE-L.
Cox Associates - Licensingmodels
- Includes model licensing document for academic (and
- CLIR/DLF Model License
- JISC Model Licence