LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network

Consortial Abbreviation: 
LOUIS
Slogan or Motto: 
Brief Description: 

LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network is a partnership with Academic Libraries, State and Private Libraries, Museums and Archives. With a centralized support staff, commonly referred to as “LOUIS” and located on the LSU campus, LOUIS combines the collective resources to produce a dynamic library consortium. It provides information technology solutions to consortium members in a cloud computing environment: an integrated library system (ILS), a digital library, interlibrary loan, electronic scholarly resources, consulting, authentication, training, communication, and operational support. Established in 1992, LOUIS has 47 members and is funded by the Louisiana  Academic Libraries Information Network Consortium members and the Board of Regents.

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Cataloging services
Collections sharing
Electronic content licensing
Electronic content loading/presentation
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Preservation
Training
Union lists/shared online catalogs
Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 3677 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677
Country: 
United States
Generic Phone Number: 
225,578,3700
Fax: 
225.578.6400
Staff Contacts: 
Teri Gallaway Associate Commissioner 225.578.3705 teri.gallaway@regents.la.gov Cathy Sicard Assistant Commissioner 225.578.3751 catharine.sicard@regents.la.gov
Number of Affiliate Member Libraries: 
47
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Special
Other Types of Members: 
Museums, Archives, Historic Society
Number of Staff: 
9.00