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December 9, 2013

New Orbis Cascade Alliance Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Agenda Adopted by Council
The Council reaffirmed its commitment to collaborative collection development and shared collections in the new strategic agenda. There is a new commitment to shared access, whether print or electronic, as well.

DDA Update
The program has spent 22% of its budget so far. The Ebook WG continues to look at options for next year to increase the content pool without increasing costs.

The November 17th Alma update included a variety of Network Zone improvements, and it paved the way for a solution to consortial management of the Alliance's DDA program. Testing is currently in progress.

Unique Materials at Each Library

Mark Watson and David Fowler, both of the University of Oregon, have been working on compiling a report of the unique items held at each Alliance library. We will be prepared to share those reports very soon, and we will be thinking about how these reports feed into our collection development conversations.

Sincerely,

Kathi Carlisle Fountain
Collection Services Program Manager
Orbis Cascade Alliance