OHSU Library Cooperative Resource Sharing Relationships
The OHSU Library participates as a Resource Library in the National
Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). The program is
administered by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and
provides access to biomedical information to U.S. health care
professionals, researchers, educators, librarians and the
general public. Over 4,500 health sciences libraries and health
information centers in eight regions participate in this
resource sharing network.
- PORTALS is a cooperative endeavor of public and private
institutions in the Portland metropolitan area whose aim is to
create the capabilities of an electronically accessible research
library. Members share resources and select and license
databases cooperatively. OHSU is a full participant in PORTALS.
Oregon Statewide Database Licensing Program is coordinated by the Oregon State Library. The program is funded by the Library Service and Technology Act (LSTA) and subsidizes the purchase of electronic resources for Oregon libraries.
The Oregon University System (OUS) includes the state's seven
publicly funded universities. OUS libraries share resources and
participate in cooperative collection development and database
licensing arrangements. OHSU, now a public corporation,
continues to be full participant in the activities of the
Interinstitutional Library Council.
- ORBIS is a growing consortium of baccalaureate and graduate degree-granting public and private institutions of higher education in the Northwest.
The consortium provides access to a shared union catalog, cooperative database licensing, user-initiated document delivery and a regional courier service.
OHSU is represented on the governing body steering committees and interest groups.
ORULS is a union listing project coordinated by the Oregon State
Library. ORULS makes information on the journal holdings of
libraries throughout the state available via the Web. OHSU is a
full participant in the ORULS project.
- The OHSU Library has reciprocal borrowing agreements with most
area colleges and universities. This allows for direct checkout
of materials and on-site use of electronic resources.
- The OHSU Library shares resources and services with other OHSU
consumer health programs including the Center for Women's Health
and the Doernbecher Family Resources Center. The Library
supports these programs by providing consulting, reference and
- Center for Women's Health
- Doernbecher Family Resource Center
- The OHSU Library actively seeks partnering opportunities with
other OHSU administrative units and departments for
collaborative purchase of print and electronic resources.
Several of these arrangements are currently in effect.
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September 18, 2010
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