Building a shared digital collection: The experience of the cooperating libraries in consortium
College and Undergraduate Libraries
Recognizing the digital opportunities available, the libraries of eight educational institutions in Minnesota built on a previously existing consortial relationship in order to explore the possibility of sharing a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS). This article discusses the experience of these institutions as they chose CONTENTdm and the considerations made when settling on an option viable for a consortium. It elaborates on the shared cost considerations, hardware purchases, and the consortium's experience as it purchased and implemented the software, formalized avenues of communication, and established collection standards. We close by discussing the opportunities, challenges, and rewards experienced by those involved. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Wagner, Dora and Gerber, Kent, "Building a shared digital collection: The experience of the cooperating libraries in consortium" (2011). Librarian Publications and Presentations. 2.