Outside the US, there are a number of library-focused consortia essentially
brokered and often bankrolled by central funding agencies. These are
typically driven by funders seeking to make particular services available
to all within their remit in the most cost-efficient manner.
http://www.cineca.it/ is a great example.
...let us be heard from red core to black sky
On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 3:56 AM, Ingram, William A <[log in to unmask]>
> This is great. Thanks to all who've posted responses; and others, please,
> continue to chime in.
> Moving the conversation forward, I'd be interested in hearing from folks
> who have moved to consortial management of (e.g.) their OPAC, but not any
> of these other services (publishing, repositories, etc) because consortial
> solutions are not available, not up to snuff, too expensive, etc. If
> more/better/cheaper consortial services were available, would you be
> interested in migrating any of your in-house-managed services out of the
> library? Are there other factors at play that deserve mention?
> Thanks again,
> On 5/25/16, 9:09 AM, "Code for Libraries on behalf of William Denton" <
> [log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >On 25 May 2016, Mark Jordan wrote:
> >> I'll throw in a couple examples from western Canada:
> >And in central (or eastern, depending on your perspective) Canada, there's
> >the Ontario Council of University Libraries' Scholars Portal. It hosts
> >50,000,000 articles for Ontario university libraries, runs Dataverse,
> hosts chat
> >services, and more, and is currently in the middle of planning a
> >union catalogue.
> >William Denton
> >Toronto, Canada