January 27, 2022

New Article: “The International Coalition of Library Consortia: Origins, Contributions and Path Forward”

The following article was published online today by Insights: the UKSG journal.


The International Coalition of Library Consortia: Origins, Contributions and Path Forward


Celeste Feather


Insights: the UKSG journal


The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) has its origins in informal discussion and meetings held 2 decades ago. The organization has been a steady presence in the library world as the need and demand for collaboration increased due to changes in educational funding and technology. Early consortial leaders are retiring now at a rapid pace. Current leaders are discussing ICOLC’s organizational structure and goals with the consortial community to maintain the standard of excellence and effectiveness that has existed since its inception. The current environment provides opportunities for greater collaboration at higher scale.

Direct to Full Text Article (approx. 1975 Words)

See Also: ICOLC Web Site ||| List of Participants

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