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NOTE: The Alliance will begin managing e-resource subscriptions with July 1, 2020 renewal dates in the new ConsortiaManager ERM. Please see our FAQ page or send inquiries to: eresources@orbiscascade.org.

The Orbis Cascade Alliance works with its member libraries and other academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest region to acquire electronic resources. 

Libraries identify resources of interest and the Alliance works with the vendor, negotiating discounts, coordinating trials, licensing, and invoicing.

The Electronic Resources Program is run on an opt-in model. Subscriptions are started and purchases made when a sufficient number of libraries commit. (A three-library minimum is required for Alliance management of a resource.) Complete documentation is linked in the "Policies & Procedures" tab below.

Most of Alliance business is conducted via email with a goal of providing a personalized and responsive service to participating libraries.