WILMINGTON — Goldey-Beacom College announces joining the Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation thus reaching a historic milestone as their first member from the state of Delaware.
Goldey-Beacom College’s participation expands the consortium's reach and enriches its diverse community of 75 academic and research libraries.
A hallmark of this membership is the College's integration into Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation 's renowned EZBorrow resource sharing platform, powered by the open source ReShare platform.
This cutting-edge platform streamlines interlibrary loan services, providing library patrons with an efficient means to explore, request and borrow physical library materials, such as books, from more than 60 college and university member libraries throughout the region.
Library Director Rusty Michalak said, “We eagerly anticipate the wealth of learning and research opportunities this partnership will offer to our students, faculty and staff. This partnership not only broadens our access to a wealth of academic resources but also reinforces the spirit of cooperation among institutions.”
Jill Morris, Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation executive director said, “PALCI's value proposition epitomizes a true partnership-based approach. By joining PALCI, Goldey-Beacom College gains access to collections sharing opportunities that are often unattainable when operating independently. Concurrently, PALCI is thrilled to embark on this collaboration with the College, strengthening our consortium with their unique strengths, expertise and contributions.”
The Goldey-Beacom College Library plays a vital role in supporting the academic and research needs of its students and faculty. As a member of Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation, the library will further enhance its resources and services to benefit its academic community.
Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation, well-known for fostering cost-effective access to a wealth of academic resources and opportunities through collaboration, now extends these benefits to Goldey-Beacom College.
The institution's faculty, students and staff gain privileged access to PALCI's shared catalog, hosting a vast collection of over 46 million items shared by participating institutions.
The College will have the opportunity to participate in Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation's strategic licensing program offerings for electronic library materials, encompassing eBooks, eJournals, primary sources and more. This initiative broadens online access to materials with innovative licensing terms at significantly reduced rates through collaborative negotiations with publishers and vendors.
Originally established as the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc., Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation has expanded its membership to encompass institutions in New Jersey, New York and West Virginia – and now, with the addition of Goldey-Beacom College, Delaware.
Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation 's diverse membership includes a blend of small, private liberal arts colleges as well as large public and private non-profit institutions. Their collective efforts leverage the influence and scope of this extensive collaboration.
For more information on Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation, visit palci.org/about/members/.