“Library Networks, Cooperatives, and Consortia:A Definitional Study and Survey”
The American Library Association (ALA), Office for Research and Statistics (ORS) and the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA, conducted a survey of library networks and cooperatives in 2006-2007.
The final products of these surveys include a web-based directory of library cooperatives, an online report generator, slide presentations about the project and outcomes, and a final written report including success stories.
Final Report (12/3/2007) (pdf)
LNCC project support materials -Documentation of the study including survey documents and press materials
The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) provides on-going support, encouraging participants from the base study to regularly update their directory information and the data derived from the surveys.
This project is funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and is coordinated by the ALA Office for Research & Statistics (ORS) in collaboration with the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).
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