Consortial Purchasing of E-books

Susan Hinken, University of Portland
Emily J. McElroy


This chapter of The No Shelf Required Guide to E-book Purchasing studies how a consortium of thirty-six academic libraries in Oregon took a collaborative, consortium-wide approach to e-book purchasing. The alliance reacted to the threat of individual library e-book purchases limiting resource sharing by creating several teams to investigate and develop a shared e-book program. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.