Academic libraries collaborate to enhance and expand library services. However, libraries may not pursue collaborative electronic resource acquisitions due to complexity and the lengthy negotiation process. Two University of Minnesota campus libraries conducted a year-long pilot project to investigate intentional and proactive cooperative e-resource acquisitions. This article discusses the key strategies, processes, and lessons learned for collaboratively purchasing content, along with recommended best practices.
Carter, Sunshine and Ostendorf, Danielle
"Processes and Strategies for Collaboratively Purchasing Electronic Resources,"
Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 9
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol9/iss1/10