..and many more large consortia – some cross sectoral
'The Consortia Effect' “ (an) increase in the use of libraries which results after they join a resource sharing consortium” Dr Bob Molyneaux 2011 Consortia = Wider patron choice = Increased use for all Georgia Pines / Swift consortium statistics http://blog.esilibrary.com/2011/04/05/the-consortial-effect/
Open source, shared services & libraries = shared values & common purpose?
Sharing of expertise & knowledge
Co-operation & community base
Free licensing / reduced costs
Growing market share in many areas e.g. Android mobile phones
CILIP Cymru 2011 Case study : Evergreen LMS Consortia designed open source LMS ..fastest growing system in North America? [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] Systems 46 48 63 160 251 424 Outlets 240 253 284 428 609 873 Consortia 1 1 4 10 13 18
The future : Wales “ Reviewing service delivery” “ Local..Regional..National context” “ Encourage the establishment of new collaborative service delivery models” “ ..will work..in partnership to investigate the potential of joint Library Management System procurement”
Funding bid for pilot project to investigate shared Library Management System & ERM
Wales Higher Education Electronic Library (WHEEL)
..investigate possibility of cross sector system provision?
The Future: Wales Expect Shared Services to be high on the agenda Expect pilot projects to spring up over next 12 months Expect some of those projects to be cross sectoral Expect shared LMS to be a big priority for investigation Expect some UK wide projects to start up Expect Open Source software to be a considered option ..expect change..more co-operation, improved services, and hopefully, survival
Thank you @Mark_H_Swansea www.slideshare.net/Mark_H_Swansea [email_address] http://www.netvibes.com/mark_h_swansea