Strategic Initiatives

UConn Library partners strategically with other organizations at the national, regional, and state levels to help control the cost of scholarly resources, enhance access to critical research and learning materials, and foster information sharing and best practices.

Core Partnerships

  • Boston Library Consortium logoAssociation of Research Libraries (ARL) brings together North America's leading research libraries to serve as a catalyst for collective action to create, share, and sustain global knowledge.
  • Boston Library Consortium (BLC) is a resource sharing and strategic collaboration consortium of New England research libraries facilitating access to member libraries’ collections through interlibrary loan, onsite access, and collective purchasing.
  • Information Delivery Service Project (IDS) is a national resource sharing cooperative making resource sharing more efficient and cost-effective.
  • NorthEast Research Libraries (NERL) is a national buying consortium that negotiates the best possible pricing and terms with publishers on behalf of more than 160 research libraries. UConn Library saves time and money by leveraging NERL’s collective buying power for scholarly resources.
  • RapidILL is revolutionary resource sharing delivering resources to us in the fastest, most cost-effective way through a worldwide network of libraries.

University Partnerships

We partner with a number of other UConn departments to share the cost of scholarly resources.

  • Center for Career Development
  • Health Sciences Library
  • Office of the Vice President for Research
  • School of Business
  • School of Law Library

Connecticut Partnerships

UConn Library collaborates across the State of Connecticut’s academic community and beyond. Partners include the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities, the Connecticut Library Consortium, and the Council of Connecticut Academic Library Directors.

The Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA) is a statewide repository program hosted at the UConn Library in collaboration with the Connecticut State Library designed to preserve and provide access to digital resources for educational and cultural institutions and state agencies in Connecticut.

Other Partnerships

UConn Library is an active member of many other national education and advocacy organizations:

These memberships foster expedited open access, content discovery, and best practices across the information community.