The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) is an informal, self-organized group currently comprising approximately 200 library consortia in North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. The member consortia serve all types and sizes of libraries. ICOLC has been in existence since 1996. ICOLC supports participating consortia by facilitating discussion on issues of common interest. Twice per year ICOLC conducts meetings dedicated to keeping participating consortia informed about new electronic information resources, pricing practices of electronic information providers and vendors, and other issues of importance to directors, governing boards, and libraries of consortia. From time to time ICOLC also issues statements regarding topics which affect libraries and library consortia. All library consortia anywhere in the world that are in general agreement with the ICOLC Statements issued over the years are welcome to participate in the activities of ICOLC and identify themselves as participating consortia.
More background information is available at:
Feather, Celeste. "The International Coalition of Library Consortia: origins, contributions and path forward." Insights 28, no. 3 (October 2015): , pp.89–93.
Okerson, Ann, and Kathy Perry. "International Coalition of Library Consortia" Wikipedia. February 27, 2016.
Okerson, Ann. "Reflections about Consortia-world." Against the Grain 28, no. 1 (February 2016): 78. (subscription required)
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