SHARES Statement of Purpose—2016


The SHARES Executive Group adopted this Statement of Purpose in 2016 to replace the 2005 SHARES Vision Statement, which can still be accessed here.

SHARES is the resource sharing arm of the OCLC Research Partnership. SHARES supports proactive collaboration among its member libraries. This collaboration results in generous resource sharing, primarily through interlibrary loan of and onsite access to the participating libraries’ strong, rich, diverse, and often unique collections, regardless of rarity or format. SHARES membership and its Executive Group explore and recommend current and innovative technologies, policies, and practices to facilitate this enhanced sharing.