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THE POWERS OF LIBRARY CONSORTIA 1-3: HOW CONSORTIA SCALE CAPACITY, LEARNING, INNOVATION AND INFLUENCE

THE POWERS OF LIBRARY CONSORTIA 1: HOW CONSORTIA SCALE CAPACITY, LEARNING, INNOVATION AND INFLUENCE

This is the first of 4 blog posts about library consortia. I will link to the others here as they appear:

  1. The powers of library consortia 1: How consortia scale capacity, learning, innovation and influence
  2. The powers of library consortia 2: Soft power and purposeful mobilization: scaling learning and innovation
  3. The powers of library consortia 3: Scaling influence and capacity
  4. The powers of library consortia 4: Scoping, sourcing and scaling

Number one is here: (from the esteemed Lorcan Dempsey at OCLC)

The powers of library consortia 1: How consortia scale capacity, learning, innovation and influence

THE POWERS OF LIBRARY CONSORTIA 2: SOFT POWER AND PURPOSEFUL MOBILIZATION: SCALING LEARNING AND INNOVATION

This is the second of 4 blog posts about library consortia. I will link to the others here as they appear:

  1. The powers of library consortia 1: How consortia scale capacity, learning, innovation and influence  
  2. The powers of library consortia 2: Soft power and purposeful mobilization: scaling learning and innovation
  3. The powers of library consortia 3: Scaling influence and capacity
  4. The powers of library consortia 4: Scoping, sourcing and scaling

Library consortia play an important role in scaling learning and innovation – this will become both more purposeful and more important in coming years.

While one might first think of scaling capacity (e.g. shared infrastructure) or scaling influence (e.g. lobbying government on public policy issues affecting scholarly communication) in connection with library consortia, learning and innovation are increasingly central.

The powers of library consortia 2: Soft power and purposeful mobilization: scaling learning and innovation

 

THE POWERS OF LIBRARY CONSORTIA 3: SCALING INFLUENCE AND CAPACITY FOR IMPACT AND EFFICIENCY

  1. The powers of library consortia 1: How consortia scale capacity, learning, innovation and influence
  2. The powers of library consortia 2: Soft power and purposeful mobilization: scaling learning and innovation  
  3. The powers of library consortia 3: Scaling influence and capacity
  4. The powers of library consortia 4: Scoping, sourcing and scaling

 Scaling capacity (building shared infrastructure and services) and scaling influence (aggregating a library voice to lobby or persuade) are historically core consortial activities. They are now more important than ever as libraries seek to increase impact and efficiency by working together and as issues of value and values come to the fore in changing service, funding and political contexts.

The powers of library consortia 3: Scaling influence and capacity for impact and efficiency

 

Stephen

 

 

Posted on: March 1, 2018, 11:53 am Category: Uncategorized

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