Library Consortia Characteristics Comparative Analysis around the World

해외 주요 도서관 컨소시엄의 운영현황 비교·분석 - 도서관 컨소시엄 전문가와의 면담을 중심으로 -

  • 김재훈 (한국과학기술정보연구원 첨단정보융합본부 과학기술정보센터) ;
  • 이응봉 (충남대학교 사회과학대학 문헌정보학과)
  • Received : 2016.07.25
  • Accepted : 2016.08.12
  • Published : 2016.08.30


The purpose of this study is to identify and analyze characteristics of library consortia around the world. This study was done by interviewing 5 library consortia experts from 4 developed countries. Findings are each consortium has unique characteristics in purposes, organizations, funding sources, functions and also perception of consortium by experts were different. Experts recognized the value of library consortia as an economy of scale (mainly buying power) and pointed out open access as one of the alternatives for electronic information price increase. This study could improve understanding current status of library consortia around the world.


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