Programs & Teams

Teams and Groups

For a list of all teams and project/standing groups at the Alliance, see Team Overview.

New Member Orientation Recording (Captioned) from October 21, 20212 which provides an overview of the work of Orbis Cascade Alliance by the Alliance Staff.


Diversity & User Experience (DUX)

The Diversity and User Experience Team provides broad support and leadership on user experience, informed by our dedication to DEI and anti-racist principles, broad accessibility of services and resources, and community building and sharing.

Resource Sharing & Fulfillment (RSF)

RSF provides oversight and supports capacity building and resource development for both resource sharing and fulfillment, including Summit. Additionally, the RSF Program Manager manages the Alliance’s Courier Service, providing a cost-effective physical delivery network for exchanging library materials for more than 200 participating libraries across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

Shared Content & Technical Services (SCTS)

The Alliance has a longstanding commitment to cooperative collection development and resource management. The consortium supports collaboration, efficiencies, and standards in Technical Services operations, including a shared Alma Network Zone (NZ). SCTS brings together efforts to manage Alliance-wide electronic resource acquisitions and a variety metadata interests.

Systems (SYS)

The Systems Team provides broad leadership for technologies used by Alliance programs, teams and groups, and members, as well as for the Discovery layer of the Shared Integrated Library System (SILS). The team supports the consortium by investigating and recommending technological solutions to shared needs, providing training and documentation, and assessing adopted systems to achieve improved functionality, efficiency, and interoperability.

Unique & Local Content (ULC)

ULC provides for development, stewardship and dissemination of unique and local content. The Alliance values flexible, scalable approaches in support of new modes of scholarship, publication across the research lifecycle, and traditional and new uses of hidden collections in teaching and learning. The program supports solutions for unique content needs, recommends consortium-wide practices, and supports an integrated approach for publishing, storing, discovering and preserving resources in our special collections, archives, and digital repositories.