Return on Investment (ROI) FY2023

Orbis Cascade Alliance Return on Investment (ROI) FY 2023 (PDF)

The Alliance completed its FY19-FY23 strategic plan with high-impact programs that strengthen member institutions, improve access to information, inspire knowledge creation, and equip students for success.

Value for Membership

Average cost savings for member institutions using the Shared ILS, vs. individual institution list pricing77%
Total value of the electronic resources portfolio$21.6 million
Total cost savings on consortial electronic resources purchases$4.1 million

Access at Scale

Requestable items shared across the Alliance through Summit22.4 million
Subscribed ebook titles in the Alliance’s combined ProQuest Academic Complete and University Presses collections288,600
Videos available through shared subscription to AVON88,000
Archival finding aids available through Archives West42,400
Owned ebooks in the Shared Alliance Ebook collection20,614

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

New Diversity & User Experience (DUX) trainings support member demand for DEI programming.

288 library workers from 36 Alliance member libraries participated in training series on DEI and anti-racism.

New Alliance Code of Conduct supports inclusive, transparent member participation in Alliance activities.

Capacity Building

Revised working group structure provides opportunities for member staff to develop professionally while contributing to Alliance programs.

233 total training opportunities hosted by the Alliance.