New library consortium

This might be of interest to some. Access to information is problematic for many non-profit environmental libraries. Perhaps this is a way to address the issue.
-Janet Webster
Oregon State University
Introducing theā€¦
International Environment Library Consortium
Bringing resources within reach for non-profit special libraries

Research needs, library budgets, and resource costs far exceed budgets, and resource price increases regularly outstrip budget increases. To address this challenge, the libraries of the World Wildlife Fund, World Resources Institute, Wildlife Conservation Society, and The Nature Conservancy joined forces for 2010 to achieve greater purchasing power and formed the International Environment Library Consortium. The purpose of the IELC is to provide research resources in the areas of environment, ecology, wildlife, natural resources, business, and economics. Together we are able to expand and enhance access to the major scholarly publishers, and plan to undertake new development projects for products and services that would benefit consortium members over time.

Who can apply for membership? The IELC is open to not-for profit 501(c)(3) organizations or government agencies working in environmental conservation. To join for 2011, please contact us as soon as possible. Commitments for 2011 subscriptions will be made early November 2010. Contact the IELC Administrator for details:

Dawn Pointer McCleskey * Librarian * World Wildlife Fund * (202) 495-4636 * library@wwfus.org

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1 Comment

  1. Sheila Campbell Said,

    May 19, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium is very interested in information about the IELC–i.e. services, subscription rates.