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Shared Content

The Orbis Cascade Alliance has a longstanding commitment to cooperative collection development and management. The Council's latest Strategic Agenda articulates its continued emphasis of "collecting wisely, sharing freely."

The Shared Content Team works with the Program Manager to govern the Shared Content Program.

Book Vendor

Collection Analysis

  • Statistics from Navigator (Feb. 2010)
  • Worldcat Collection Analysis Quote (March 2010)
Distributed Print Repository (DPR) Project

E-book Program

Threshold Project

HathiTrust Background

Distributed Print Repository

Linda T. Di Biase & Mark R. Watson. 2008. Orbis Cascade Alliance Distributed Print Repository: Organizing Collections at the Consortial Level, Collection Management 34(1): 19-30, DOI: 10.1080/01462670802527449 

Mark R. Watson. 2010. Taking Legacy Print Into the Future: The Orbis Cascade Alliance Distributed Print Repository. OLA Quarterly 16(1): 15-17.

Ebook Program

Serin Anderson & Sara Seely. Prioritizing Use and Access: Refining the Orbis Cascade Alliance Consortial Ebook Program. Poster Session and Handout, ACRL Oregon and Washington Joint Fall Conference, October 23, 2014

James Bunnelle. 2012. Pilot to Program: Demand Driven E-Books at the Orbis-Cascade Consortium, 1 Year Later. Against the Grain, 24(5): 24-27.

Linda Di Biase, Joan Thompson, Jim Bunnelle, & Sadie Williams. 2013. Shared E-Books from Coast to Coast: Consortial Programs in Florida and the Northwest. Charleston Conference. http://www.slideshare.net/CharlestonConference/shared-ebooks-from-coast-to-coast-consortial-programs-in-florida-and-the-pacific-northwest

Jill Emery. 2012. The Demand Driven Acquisitions Pilot Project by the Orbis Cascade Alliance: An Interview with Members of the Demand Driven Acquisitions Implementation Team. Library Faculty Publications and Presentations. Paper 52. http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/ulib_fac/52

Susan Hinken & Emily McElroy. 2011. Pioneering Partnerships: Building a Demand-Driven Consortium eBook Collection. Against the Grain, 23(3): 34, 36, 38.