CDO Newsletter Spring 2017

LYRASIS now with member directory

With more than 1000 members LYRASIS is not only one of the biggest and most important consortia in the United States, it is also one of the few with a nationwide membership (plus a small number of international members). Formed by the merger of several consortia LYRASIS is offering licensing services to both consortia and individual institutions. Until recently we were not able to provide detailed information on its members, but we have now managed to secure its membership directory and added all members to our record. While the majority of its members are academic libraries, LYRASIS also includes school, public, hospital, corporate, research, special libraries and several consortia (such as the Florida Virtual Campus).

New academic library consortium in the United States

The Treasure State Academic Information & Library Services is a consortium of 24 higher and further education libraries in the state of Montana. It was established as Montana Academic Libraries Consortium (MALC) in July 2015, but has since changed its name. A key objective of TRAILS is the joint acquisition of electronic information resources. The consortium is still in the process of setting itself up and has not yet finalised any licence agreements, but it is currently negotiating deals with several vendors.  We have added the consortium to our database.

Consortium of Swiss Academic Librries concludes licensing deal with Portico

CSAL, the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries, has signed a ten-year consortium-wide licensing agreement for Portico’s e-journal and e-book services. The contract includes all public universities, the Federal Institutes of Technology in Zurich and Lausanne, all Universities of Applied Sciences and the Swiss National Library.

CDL and Taylor & Francis reach new agreement

The California Digital Library (CDL) has agreed a new licence with Taylor & Francis for systemwide access to the publisher’s journal collection. The agreement replaces the previous contract, which was cancelled in 2013.

ANKOS cooperates with De Gruyter

ANKOS, the consortium of Turkish universities and research centres, has signed a contract with De Gruyter for 2017. Turkey’s leading universities (Istanbul University, Koç University, Anadolu University, Istanbul Technical University, Usak University and Bogazici University) participate in the licence – providing over 140,000 students, researchers, and lecturers with access to the e-journals collection of the German publisher.

New consortia added to CDO

There are now 494 consortia records in CDO. Recent additions include:

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With best wishes,
Moritz Schick, CDO Editor & team.