Title

Building a shared digital collection: The experience of the cooperating libraries in consortium

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

College and Undergraduate Libraries

Abstract

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.

First Page

272

Last Page

290

DOI

10.1080/10691316.2011.577680

Publication Date

4-1-2011

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