IDS Project

A Community of Trust and Support

The IDS Project is a mutually supportive resource-sharing cooperative within New York State whose members include public and private academic libraries, the New York Public Library, and the New York State Library (view a list of current members). The Project is based on a strong sense of community among its members and a unified collection perspective. The major goal of the Project is to continually implement and objectively evaluate innovative resource-sharing strategies, policies and procedures that will optimize mutual access to the information resources of all IDS Project libraries.

Principal Consortial Functions
Collections sharing
Electronic content licensing
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Training
Union lists/shared online catalogs
Other Functions
Collection Development and Management,
Technology Development