VALA2006 Session 12 Chamberlain

VALA2006 Consortium – the way of the future

VALA 2006 CONCURRENT SESSION 12: Information Management and Knowledge Sharing
Friday 10 February 2006, 11:20 – 11:50
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VALA Peer Reviewed PaperGeoff Chamberlain

Library Services Manager, North Shore Libraries

Jeff Shaw

Information Systems Manager, North Shore Libraries

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By taking a consortial approach to the purchase of a new library management system, five Auckland libraries were able to pool the experience and knowledge of their staff, stretch their budgets and end up with a solution that none of them could have arrived at alone. The learnings from this joint venture have been far reaching in the libraries and their councils, and the project is fast becoming a benchmark for local body collaboration in New Zealand.