Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative

Consortial Abbreviation: 
FALSC
Brief Description: 

The Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC) provides services and resources to the libraries of the state’s public colleges and universities. In total, FALSC serves 40 institutions and more than 150 campus libraries. Our products and services are available to more than 1.3 million students, faculty, and staff throughout Florida.

FALSC provides college and university libraries with a sophisticated integrated library system (ILS), and is currently implementing a next-generation ILS statewide, with launch scheduled for July 2018. We also play a key role in helping institutions provide high-quality educational resources to students at no cost to them through: a statewide collection of online journals, e-books, and other e-resources; a shared catalog of library holdings that allows students to search for materials at any college or university; procurement of e-resources for individual institutions through group licensing; and support for open educational resources, digital preservation, digital collections, and open access publishing. We offer training and consultation for library staff on FALSC products and services, and a statewide Help Desk is only a phone call or email away for faculty, staff, or students who need assistance with our services.

The Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative is part of the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC), which is administered by the University of West Florida’s Division of Research and Strategic Innovation (DRSI). The organization has offices in Gainesville, Pensacola, and Tallahassee, Fla.

FALSC was established as a division of FLVC by Florida statute in 2014. FLVC was created under statute in 2012 through the consolidation of four statewide organizations: the College Center for Library Automation (CCLA), the Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA), the Florida Center for Advising and Academic Support (FCAAS), and the Florida Distance Learning Consortium (FDLC).

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Cataloging services
Collections sharing
Electronic content licensing
Electronic content loading/presentation
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Training
Union lists/shared online catalogs
Other Functions: 
Digital Collections; Digital Preservation; Discovery Tools; Shared Library Management System
Mailing Address: 
Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative 1753 W. Paul Dirac Drive Tallahassee, FL 32310
Country: 
United States
Generic Phone Number: 
(850) 922-6044
Fax: 
(850) 922-4869
Staff Contacts: 
Scott Schmucker, Assistant Director of E-Resources, sschmucker@flvc.org, (850) 922-3175
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
40
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Number of Staff: 
35.00