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LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network

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
Union lists/shared online catalogs