Group purchasing by a regional academic medical library consortium: How SCAMeL made it work

Joann van Schaik, Millie Moore

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Cooperative academic library organizations have existed in the United States at least since 1933. Many of these organizations formed prior to the advent of electronic resources have now added group negotiating, licensing, and purchasing to their activities. One of those consortia is the South Central Academic Medical Libraries (SCAMeL). The steps this organization took to succeed in collaborative electronic resource collection development and the possibilities for its future are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)412-422
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011



  • Collection development
  • Consortia
  • Electronic resources
  • Library
  • SCAMeL
  • South central academic medical libraries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Health(social science)

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