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Sharing the Buck:How Diverse Libraries CameTogether to Share Costs and     Gain E-resources              Annis Lee Adams  ...
Hawaii Library Consortium (HLC)HLC is a statewide consortium of multi-typelibraries in the State of Hawaii.  – 14 Universi...
Governance• Run by volunteer board of directors    - Representatives from all constituents• Institutions receive a relativ...
Membership• Must participate in purchase of database  suite• No dues or administrative fees (at this  time)               ...
Database SuiteAcademic Search Premier    Military & GovernmentAGRICOLA                   CollectionAlt HealthWatch        ...
Database Usage• 16 databases were used on a monthly  basis or more frequently by at least half  the respondents• 13 databa...
Satisfied with choice of resources?80%70%60%50%40%30%20%10% 0%      Very Satisfied   Satisfied   Not Satisfied   Dont Know...
Suggestions from Members• Offer more resources for consortial  purchase (e.g. encyclopedia)  – Widely varied library types...
Medical Libraries Consortium of           Hawaii (MLCH)Purpose:• To develop a multi-type library consortium that  function...
Guidelines for MLCH• The UH Health Sciences Library serves as facilitator  and negotiator for all contracts.• All purchase...
E-resources Offered Via MLCHAPA PsycArticles          NursingConsultAPA PsycBooks             Ovid LWW Total AccessAPA Psy...
Satisfied with choice of resources?              80%              60%              40%              20%               0%  ...
Would you participate if you had topurchase all e-resources offered? 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0     Yes     No    Dont   Skipped ...
Suggestions from MLCH Members• Send invoices earlier• Put renewal & content information online  in one place…in a wiki or ...
HLC & MLCH Membership Overlap  •   University of Hawaii at Manoa      – Hamilton Library (main library)      – Health Scie...
Barriers to Participation (X all that apply)            100%              80%     HLC      60%     MLCH              40%  ...
Summary• Members of both Consortia are happy with  cost savings• Members of both want more products  offered, but not enou...
Questions??   Thanks!   The End              18
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  1. 1. Sharing the Buck:How Diverse Libraries CameTogether to Share Costs and Gain E-resources Annis Lee Adams Lori Ann Saeki Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference February 10, 2009
  2. 2. Hawaii Library Consortium (HLC)HLC is a statewide consortium of multi-typelibraries in the State of Hawaii. – 14 University & Community College Libraries – 51 branches of the Hawaii State Public Library System – 187 public schools (HI DOE) – 20 Private School Libraries – 3 Special Libraries 2
  3. 3. Governance• Run by volunteer board of directors - Representatives from all constituents• Institutions receive a relative number of votes based on FTE• Public library system serves as billing agent• No staff 3
  4. 4. Membership• Must participate in purchase of database suite• No dues or administrative fees (at this time) 4
  5. 5. Database SuiteAcademic Search Premier Military & GovernmentAGRICOLA CollectionAlt HealthWatch Newspaper SourceBusiness Source Premier NoveListComputer Source NoveList K8ERIC Primary SearchFuente Academica Professional DevelopmentHealth Source: Consumer CollectionEdition Psychology & BehavioralHealth Source: Sciences CollectionNursing/Academic Edition Regional Business NewsLegal Collection Religion & PhilosophyMAS Ultra CollectionMasterFILE Premier Teacher Reference CenterMedicLatina TOPICsearchMEDLINE Vocational & Career CollectionMiddle Search Plus 5
  6. 6. Database Usage• 16 databases were used on a monthly basis or more frequently by at least half the respondents• 13 databases were rarely used by more than half of the respondents• Only 1 database was not used on at least a monthly basis by any respondent (MedicLatina) 6
  7. 7. Satisfied with choice of resources?80%70%60%50%40%30%20%10% 0% Very Satisfied Satisfied Not Satisfied Dont Know 7
  8. 8. Suggestions from Members• Offer more resources for consortial purchase (e.g. encyclopedia) – Widely varied library types • Some subgroups (e.g. small academics) – Consortium has no staff dedicated to exploration/negotiation 8
  9. 9. Medical Libraries Consortium of Hawaii (MLCH)Purpose:• To develop a multi-type library consortium that functions as a “buying club” and purchases medical e- resources at a significant discount for all participants.Participants include• 1 academic health sciences library;• 4 other university/community college libraries;• 13 hospital libraries;• 1 nonprofit educational organization. 9
  10. 10. Guidelines for MLCH• The UH Health Sciences Library serves as facilitator and negotiator for all contracts.• All purchases may be made a la carte.• Whenever possible vendors have been asked to invoice each library/institution directly. (Only one vendor declined, but made other accomodations.)• No administrative fees for participating in the Consortium.• Each participant’s purchase amount must be less than the cost to purchase a resource independently. 10
  11. 11. E-resources Offered Via MLCHAPA PsycArticles NursingConsultAPA PsycBooks Ovid LWW Total AccessAPA PsycInfo Journal CollectionBMJ Books@Ovid (selection of 65Other BMJ journals books)EBSCO CINAHL Ovid MEDLINEMDConsult/FirstConsult ScienceDirect via UH- Manoa Library’s contractClinics via MDConsult STAT!Ref (5 concurrentMDConsult specialty users, 71 books) textbook collections 11
  12. 12. Satisfied with choice of resources? 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% Very Satisfied Satisfied Dont KnowComments:• Resources are beneficial to our service region (PacificIslands).• Very satisfied with the resources & purchasing options.• Very good value for the money.• Excellent - we could not provide quality patient care withoutthe consortium. 12
  13. 13. Would you participate if you had topurchase all e-resources offered? 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Yes No Dont Skipped Know Question 13
  14. 14. Suggestions from MLCH Members• Send invoices earlier• Put renewal & content information online in one place…in a wiki or a blog…might be easier than an email deluge.• Offer more products for consortial purchase (e.g. Dynamed, InfoPOEMS) 14
  15. 15. HLC & MLCH Membership Overlap • University of Hawaii at Manoa – Hamilton Library (main library) – Health Sciences Library • 2 community colleges • 2 small private universities • 1 large hospital library 15
  16. 16. Barriers to Participation (X all that apply) 100% 80% HLC 60% MLCH 40% 20% 0% g et vail h er tio n Bud esa Ot ue s t/ ur c Q Cos so ed Re ipp Sk• 60% of HLC & 52% of MLCH respondents skippedquestion – indicating no barriers• Other: some vendors exclude gov’t libraries from MLCH 16
  17. 17. Summary• Members of both Consortia are happy with cost savings• Members of both want more products offered, but not enough interest from enough members to pursue• Two different successful models of consortia despite neither having paid staff 17
  18. 18. Questions?? Thanks! The End 18
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