RLI 288  28 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC 2016 FIGURE 6. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASS, PURCHASE PROGRAM, FISCAL YEAR TOTAL, AND SCHOOL AND COLLEGE EXAMPLES E-Book Library (EBL) Pilot Project UMass Amherst participated in a consortial patron-driven acquisition project that offered a wide pool of e-book titles across the Five College Consortium libraries (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and UMass Amherst). Each participating library needed both institution and consortial data to monitor and evaluate use and expenditures. The ability to filter and share data through a web browser eliminated the need for spreadsheets to be repeatedly and individually manipulated. Uniform interaction with the data provided a common framework for discussion (see Figure 7).
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