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Historically, PALCI's programs and services have been "opt-in," designed to benefit the majority of the PALCI membership, but not required for member participation.
PALCI is perhaps best known for E-ZBorrow, an expedited ILL service in which more than 80 percent of the PALCI membership participates.
More recently, PALCI has begun to focus on programs and services related to building collective collections, both electronic and print.
Since its inception in 1996, PALCI's consortial ILL borrowing service, E-ZBorrow, has been essential in supporting PALCI's mission.
PALCI hoped to shift individual library spending to leverage ebooks' technological advantages in a consortial setting.
Finally, in February 2014 the initial PALCI DDA pilot project began with 32 member institutions participating.
Perhaps the single most defining characteristic of the PALCI DDA program was the decision that there would be no STLs prior to purchase.
Approximately half of PALCI's member libraries opted in.
Even with challenges though, PALCI decided to move forward with a very similar DDA program for Fall 2014-Spring 2015.
With two consecutive and seemingly successful DDA projects completed, PALCI began investigating other possible vendors and models for additional DDA projects.
In the Spring 2015 semester, the PALCI Board of Directors agreed to contribute funds to cover a JSTOR DDA pilot project that would include all PALCI institutions.
Building on its past successes, PALCI was able to offer member libraries three DDA options for Fall 2015-Spring 2016: EBSCO, ebrary, and JSTOR.