UALC has been able to overcome traditional bureaucratic barriers and has developed many cooperative projects and programs including cooperative borrowing agreements, statewide licensing of databases, document delivery options, cooperative collection development, and the Internet Navigator online library skills course (Morrison et al., 1995).
Through cooperation rather than competition, the UALC libraries are able to offer every student a base level of information resources and instruction no matter what tier of institution they are attending and with support for the distance learner.
Beginning in late 1998, the UALC Distance Learning Committee and the UALC Reference/Instruction Committee worked together to discuss providing better online instruction for distance learners statewide.
* this initiative will heavily promote the use of databases and collections supported by UALC and Pioneer funding;
Although the methods and strategies employed by each UALC institution to teach the library instruction component of English 2010 may differ, lessons within the new Navigator are being designed to be useful to each institution.
* Monitor the capabilities, benefits, and costs associated with commercial document delivery services in supplementing the journal collections of UALC libraries.
* Evaluate UALC costs in comparison with the cost of traditional ILL.
Almost all of the UALC libraries already use OCLC as their bibliographic utility.
OCLC's SiteSearch product had great appeal to UALC as a possible means to search member library online public access catalogs (OPACs) with a single command.
Thomas Scarangello (UALC
Board Member) and Mary Ann Tighe (UALC
Ron LoRusso, Vornado, Mary Ann Tighe, CBRE and UALC President, Brian Feil, Feil Organization, Craig Panzirer, Vornado
Scarangello, UALC Board Member, CEO & Chairman, Thornton Tomasetti, Ken Johnson, Hunt; Peter Frantz, Canam, Tonia Gotsis, Thomas Duffy, Thornton Tomasetti