U.S. Library Consortia: A Snapshot of Priorities and Perspectives (New OCLC Membership Report)
Recently released by OCLC.
This new report details findings from a study OCLC conducted with U.S. library consortia in 2012 to learn about the demographic make-up of their groups, their strategic initiatives, their groups’ challenges and top methods for communicating with their members.
101 U.S. consortia provided data.
Most U.S. library consortia:
- Have been in existence for more than 30 years
- Have more than 40 members
- Consider funding to be their top challenge
- Host in-person meetings and networking opportunities with members at least several times a year
Direct to Full Text Report (4 pages; PDF)
See Also: Other OCLC Membership Reports
Filed under: Data Files, Funding, Libraries, News, Reports
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