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Common Collections

Common Collections

PASCAL members recognize the value in common, collaborative collection management. This shared value is underscored in the consortium's strategic goal to “Enhance, preserve, and provide universal access to print and electronic information resources to member libraries.”  

The shared library services platform (SLSP) furthers this goal by allowing PASCAL libraries to more easily collaborate on collection management and development. In a shared environment, libraries can easily view other members’ collections, make informed decisions on purchases, and extend their aggregated buying power when acquiring resources. Application of these practices will yield a more comprehensive and diverse statewide research collection.

Through years of working together to build stronger libraries for their institutions, PASCAL members are in a position to use their already developed trust and experience to ensure that a strong academic statewide collaborative collection remains available to all students and faculty in South Carolina.

The Statewide Electronic Library for Higher Education is coordinated by PASCAL, its members and other partners. Funding is provided by the South Carolina General Assembly, PASCAL member libraries, and grants.
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