36 · Survey Results: Survey Questions And Responses
There are different levels of participation - full (Tier 1) and partial (Tier 2).
There is a minimal numbers of institutions required by some consortia.
This is true for NERL; I’m not familiar with the process when it is WALDO or Nylink.
Usually requires a certain number of participants willing to enter the contract.
Varies by type: whether it is an all-in or % of group that determines cost.
14. Who at your library makes the ﬁnal decision about acquisition through the consortium? Check all
that apply. N=73
Chief Collection Development Ofﬁcer 54 51 50
Selectors with relevant subject expertise/responsibility 42 42 21
An e-resources working group/team/committee 28 23 28
All selectors contribute to ﬁnal decision 23 7 23
Dedicated selector(s) for e-resources 14 13 12
Other individual(s) or group(s) 17 16 16
Please describe the “Other” individual(s) or group(s) who makes ﬁnal purchase/licensing decisions
for new e-resources for consortial purchase/licensing. N=17
Associate Director for Library Services; Acquisitions & Electronic Resources Management staff
Collection Development Committee
Collection Development Council (2 responses)
Dean & AUL make ﬁnal decision after recommendations from an e-resources working group.
Director for Collections Services and Director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access
Fund Group Leaders
In some cases, the Dean makes ﬁnal decisions.