|Orbis Cascade Alliance has expanded access to information to the students and faculty at member institutions through its resource sharing programs and coordinated licensing of electronic resources. Alliance member institutions are also dedicated to leveraging their collective capacity to improve access to information globally, and working to create a more open and sustainable system of information distribution and scholarly communication.|
- Implement programs to increase access to physical and digital collections across member institutions.
- Enhance equitable access to information by curating, disseminating, and improving discoverability of both unique and existing content.
- Catalyze a more open and sustainable scholarly communication system that prioritizes high quality resources that are open, free, or low-cost.
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|Manage courier service
Ensure the courier service is functioning within contracted parameters; review and adjust pricing as necessary; support Alliance members and dropsites participating in the service.
|Develop services for user experience and accessibility
Advocate for user experience and accessibility in development of software, tools and other resources in discovery platforms.
|Manage bibliographic records
Provide a more consistent strategy for shared work by centralizing bibliographic record management in the Network Zone.
|Manage normalization rules
Manage norm rules with discussion and input from member staff.
|Collaborate on metadata and discoverability for open educational resources
Identify practices for improving discovery of OER in Primo, and convene consortial peers to address unique challenges of OER discoverability and metadata standards.
Action Plan - coming soon
|Conduct Summit policy review
Review recommendations from Shared Resources Joint Project Group survey and consider changes to Summit policy.
Alliance Central Staff
On Hold/Not Started
Discovery and User Experience
Resource Sharing and Fulfillment
Shared Content and Technical Services
Unique and Local Content
Next Strategic Theme Inspire Knowledge Creation