Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105843
Title:
Nationwide Library Consortia Life Cycle
Author:
Shachaf, Pnina
Citation:
Nationwide Library Consortia Life Cycle 2003, 53(2):94-102 Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services
Journal:
Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105843
Submitted date:
2008-11-19
Abstract:
Library 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.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Libraries
Local subject classification:
Consortia; life cycle; ecological; Consortia development

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorShachaf, Pninaen_US
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.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
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
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