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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."

Shared Content Links:

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.