Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries

Consortial Abbreviation: 
Colorado Alliance
Slogan or Motto: 
Working Together
Brief Description: 

The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries is a non-profit consortium of thirteen libraries in Colorado and Wyoming.  It was incorporated in 1974 and is a partnership of academic, special and public libraries with a history of working in concert to share resources through cooperative purchasing, special projects, systems management and consulting services.  The consortium currently has four major initiatives some of which extend beyond the formal consortium membership.

  • Prospector union catalog (>40 libraries)
  • Gold Rush ERMS/A-Z/Linker (>60 libraries)
  • Alliance Digital Repository, an open source Fedora/Islandora service
  • Electronic Resource Licensing

 

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Electronic content licensing
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Preservation
Training
Union lists/shared online catalogs
Mailing Address: 
3801 E. Florida Ave. Suite 515 Denver, Colorado 80210
Country: 
United States
Generic Phone Number: 
303-759-3399
Fax: 
303-759-3363
Staff Contacts: 
George Machovec, Executive Director, george@coalliance.org | Rose Nelson, Assistant Director, rose@coalliance.org | Terry Leopold, Database Licensing Manager, terry@coalliance.org | Robin Dean, Alliance Digital Repository Director, robin@coalliance.org
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
13
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Public
Special
Other Types of Members: 
The primary Alliance programs may be licensed by libraries outside of our formal membership. Licensing fees are paid as appropriate to participate in these programs as non-members.
Number of Staff: 
8.00