Read a new report on strategic library collaboration from OCLC Research
11 August 2022
Library Collaboration as a Strategic Choice: Evaluating Options for Acquiring Capacity is a new report from OCLC Research that introduces practical tools, frameworks, and economic concepts that can support academic libraries in making strategic decisions about cross-institutional collaboration opportunities to acquire capacity. The frameworks offered in this report also can help with communicating sourcing decisions—especially those involving collaboration—to staff and other stakeholders, improving transparency around sourcing decision-making and strengthening buy-in from those impacted by the outcomes.
This report provides:
- Descriptions of common sourcing strategies available to libraries
- Considerations of key features and trade-offs associated with these strategies
- A summary of foundational economic concepts that help deepen understanding of the collaboration option
Read the report at https://oc.lc/strategic-collaboration-report