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dc.contributor.authorShachaf, Pnina
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-19T00:00:01Z
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:35:24Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-11-19en_US
dc.identifier.citationNationwide Library Consortia Life Cycle 2003, 53(2):94-102 Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Servicesen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105843
dc.description.abstractLibrary consortia development processes were examined from an ecological approach, combining historical perspective, dynamic developmental approach, and social structure, stressing the issues of permeable boundaries in library consortia and the manifestation of inter-organization relationships. A comparative analysis of several nationwide consortia (from Australia, Brazil, China, Israel, Italy, Micronesia, Spain and the U.K.) using six criteria enables delineation of a developmental pattern. Additional support for the model is based on a study of U.S. state-wide consortia conducted by Potter in 1997. A four-stage life cycle sequence is outlined: embryonic, early development, development, and maturation. In addition, the ecological approach stresses founding and disbanding processes, suggesting disbanding as a fifth stage. The contribution of this paper to developmental theories at other levels of analysis (individual, group, organization) is in proposal of an inter-organizational life cycle model.
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectLibrariesen_US
dc.subject.otherConsortiaen_US
dc.subject.otherlife cycleen_US
dc.subject.otherecologicalen_US
dc.subject.otherConsortia developmenten_US
dc.titleNationwide Library Consortia Life Cycleen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalLibri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Servicesen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-24T07:17:52Z
html.description.abstractLibrary consortia development processes were examined from an ecological approach, combining historical perspective, dynamic developmental approach, and social structure, stressing the issues of permeable boundaries in library consortia and the manifestation of inter-organization relationships. A comparative analysis of several nationwide consortia (from Australia, Brazil, China, Israel, Italy, Micronesia, Spain and the U.K.) using six criteria enables delineation of a developmental pattern. Additional support for the model is based on a study of U.S. state-wide consortia conducted by Potter in 1997. A four-stage life cycle sequence is outlined: embryonic, early development, development, and maturation. In addition, the ecological approach stresses founding and disbanding processes, suggesting disbanding as a fifth stage. The contribution of this paper to developmental theories at other levels of analysis (individual, group, organization) is in proposal of an inter-organizational life cycle model.


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