60 · Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
If yes, please briefly identify the consortium or describe the initiative(s) in which your library
participates. N=42
2CUL (Columbia and Cornell collaborative initiative global resources is a central focus of the collaboration.) We seek
closer coordination of staffing and acquisitions in order to reduce duplication and redirect resources to more unique
collecting. (Active/planned collaboration in Slavic, South /Southeast Asia, East Asia, Latin America).
As members of the CIC (Committee on Institutional Cooperation), we benefit from joint collection initiatives,
information-sharing, and planning.
CALAFIA—UC/ Stanford/USC bibliographer group.
CAP Cooperative Africa Latin America.
CEAL, SALAM, CRL projects.
CIC CEAL, Midwest Slavic Consortium.
Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections (CIFNAL). Korean Collections Consortium of North America.
Committee on Research Materials on Southeast Asia. Pacific Coast Slavic Library Consortium.
CONSALD—Cooperative South Asian collection initiative. MOLLAS (Mid-West Organization of Librarians for Latin
American Studies)—cooperative collection agreement amongst members. Slavic Librarians—informally cooperate on
electronic purchases.
Cooperative acquisitions of monographs from Latin American with another SUNY research library.
Depository programs with Canada and EU.
Duke is a member of TRLN (Triangle Research Libraries Network) and we divide some responsibilities by country or by
other means (subject, author) within countries.
German Studies: In my area of German Studies, we are currently exploring cooperative collection development options
within the Borrow Direct consortium. Islamic Studies/Middle Eastern Studies: Cooperation with other peers (Columbia,
NYU, NYPL, Princeton) in digitizing and acquiring GR material. Slavic &East European Studies: Cornell is a partner with
Columbia in the much-publicized “2CUL” initiative, which is allowing collection coordination—and hence maximization
of financial resources. Using the “one bibliographer/public service librarian” model across two campuses since
September 2010. Also, 2CUL will be exploring closer coordination with BorrowDirect partners Yale and Harvard in the
months ahead. South Asian Studies: SACAP.
GWLA for some electronic offers RLCP (Research Library Cooperative Program) with Berkeley and Stanford will be
exploited further for South Asian acquisitions LARRP, SALALM and regional consortium LASER LAMP/MEMP/SAMP/
Individual Area/Global Resources librarians are active in regional studies associations (e.g., Seminar on the Acquisition
of Latin American Library Materials, Council on East Asian Libraries).
Informal buying arrangement with other Japanese-Canadian &East Asian librarians.
Kansas consortium of Slavic libraries for database purchase.
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