University Libraries Publications

Title

Sharing the Load: A Planning Checklist for Consortial Database Use

Publication Title

Journal of Library Administration

Publication Date

1999

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Access to Information, Check Lists, Computer Selection, Computer Software, Consortia, Data Processing, databases, Evaluation Criteria, information technology, Library Cooperation, Library Funding, Library Planning, Periodicals, Shared Library Resources, Technology Planning, Vendors

Disciplines

Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science

Abstract

Provides a checklist of concerns for libraries planning to implement shared research databases in a consortium environment, based on experiences at OhioLINK. Highlights include database selection criteria, licensing, pricing, funding, vendor considerations, database profiling, custom data processing, hardware selection, database access, periodicals holdings, documentation, and training. (Author/LRW)


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