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The Orbis Cascade Alliance has a rich history of cooperative collection development and supporting one-shared collection.

Some notable accomplishments to that end include:

  • Adoption of EBSCO (formerly YBP) as a preferred monographic vendor in order to better coordinate and inform collection development in each Alliance library
  • Creation of a distributed print repository for journals.
  • Establishment of policies that advise limits on the number of monograph copies purchased in the consortium (threshold policy) and requirements for notification to Alliance libraries when a last copy is withdrawn (last copy guidelines)