Programs & Teams

Teams and Groups

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

New Member Information Recording from October 13, 2021 which provides an overview of the work of Orbis Cascade Alliance by the Alliance Staff.


Discovery & User Experience (DUX)

DUX provides oversight and leadership for the following areas: discovery systems and services; user experience in development of software, tools and other resources in discovery platforms; and supporting the reference and instruction community.

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 Program provides support for Alliance-wide systems, including Ex Libris Alma management, Primo discovery, and other services. The program provides broad oversight and leadership for technologies used by Alliance programs, teams, and members. This includes investigation of new solutions, support for their implementation, and the ongoing assessment of existing systems against emerging needs.

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.