We bring you the latest developments in the consortia world and latest additions to the Consortia Directory Online.
Maney Publishing and Amigos agree new licence deal
Academic publisher Maney Publishing and non-profit consortium Amigos Library Services, with over 750 member libraries in 21 US states the largest library consortium west of the Mississippi River, have announced a new contract, which allows Amigos member libraries to opt into Maney’s MORE Collection at reduced rates.
SUPC includes EBSCO to its list of ebook suppliers
The Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC), which represents over 500 higher and further education institutions across England, has chosen EBSCO Information Services as a vendor for ebooks. Earlier this year SUPC also reached an agreement with EBL and ebrary – selecting the ProQuest business units as the consortium’s preferred ebook suppliers for the next two to four years.
TAL selects OCLC catalogue technology
The Alberta Library (TAL) has selected OCLC catalogue technology to power its modernized group catalogue TAL Online.
New Consortia added to CDO
Please find below a list of consortia we have added to the directory since the last CDO news round-up. Among them are CASHL, with over 600 members the second largest library consortium in China after DRAA/CALIS, and CSIC, which represents the libraries of Spain’s largest public research network:
- China: China Academic Social Sciences and Humanities Library (CASHL)
- Netherlands: Landelijk Overleg Beta Bibliotheken (LOBBI)
- Slovak Republic: Centrum Vedecko-Technickych Informacii (CVTI)
- Spain: Red de Bibliotecas y Archivos del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)
- United States: The Oberlin Group of Libraries; Washington Learning Source (WLS)
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Moritz Schick, CDO Editor.