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Building up Consortia: UKB, the Netherlands. Nol Verhagen Director of Libraries, University of Amsterdam. UKB, who are we?. 13 Dutch University Libraries Royal Library Library Royal Academy Open University ( associated member) www.ukb.nl. UKB, what do we do?.

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Building up consortia ukb the netherlands

Building up Consortia: UKB, the Netherlands

Nol Verhagen

Director of Libraries, University of Amsterdam


Ukb who are we
UKB, who are we?

  • 13 Dutch University Libraries

  • Royal Library

  • Library Royal Academy

  • Open University (associated member)

    www.ukb.nl

UvA Universiteit van Amsterdam


Ukb what do we do
UKB, what do we do?

  • Characteristics: a cooperative initiative

  • No legal entity

  • Independent decision making

  • Aim: “to improve scientific services and in particular services to the members of the individual libraries”

    (since 1977!!)

  • Working groups and committees

UvA Universiteit van Amsterdam


Characteristics of consortia
Characteristics of Consortia

  • The Ad Hoc Consortium: just for fancy occasions and opportunities

  • The Loose Consortium: the coalition of the willing

  • The Strong Consortium: for the better and the worse

UvA Universiteit van Amsterdam


Critical success factors
Critical Success Factors

  • Common goals

  • Common nature

  • Common structure

  • Common funding

  • Doing more than just buying licenses

UvA Universiteit van Amsterdam


Characteristics ukb 1
Characteristics UKB (1)

  • Between Loose and Strong Consortium

  • Issues:

    • licensing

    • collection management

    • national information infrastructure

    • e-publishing;

UvA Universiteit van Amsterdam


Characteristics ukb 2
Characteristics UKB (2)

  • Strategic goals:

    • supply of scientific information in e-format

    • improve access to scientific information

    • integration of information supply in education

    • improve efficiency of information supply

UvA Universiteit van Amsterdam


Threats
Threats

  • Conflict of interest, inside and outside

  • Lack of decision making power

  • Lack of funding

  • Changing the nature of the consortium

  • Division of costs

UvA Universiteit van Amsterdam


Opportunities
Opportunities

  • Need for increase of scale

  • Open Access

  • Digital support of Research and Teaching

  • Mutual interests

  • E – ICOLC !!

UvA Universiteit van Amsterdam


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