Consortia and Collaborative Partnerships

Information about Randall Library's consortium membership and collaborative partnerships.


ArchivesSpace is the next-generation web-based archives information management system, designed by archivists and supported by diverse archival repositories. It is  is an open source, web application for managing archives information. ArchivesSpace includes a community of over 350 members, and three administrative groups. LYRASIS is the organizational home for ArchivesSpace.

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Carolina Consortium

The Carolina Consortium enables libraries in North Carolina and South Carolina to use their bulk purchasing power to obtain favorable pricing on a variety of electronic resources that are of significant interest to the scholarly community and the general public.  The total amount the members paid to participate in the consortium deals was three hundred and thirty-eight million dollars less than if the member institutions had each paid independently.

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LYRASIS supports enduring access to the world’s shared academic, scientific and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communities worldwide. It is home to more than 1,000 member academic and public libraries, museums, archives and other collections-holding organizations located in 28 countries. 

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NC Docks

NC DOCKS is a cooperative effort to make the scholarly output of the University of North Carolina System more available to the world. It includes many full text articles, audio recordings, dissertations, and other formats. All materials are indexed by Google and are freely available to scholars and researchers world-wide.

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NC LIVE serves North Carolina libraries with equitable access to a core selection of digital content and services, saving the state millions through its collaborative efforts.  It offers free electronic access to resources for all ages on topics ranging from careers, business, and investing, to health, history, and genealogy. Ebooks, audiobooks, videos, magazines, newspapers, journals, language-learning tools, and other online materials available through NC LIVE are designed for at-home use, and are available library websites, and through All North Carolinians may use NC LIVE resources through local public libraries, community colleges, or college and university libraries. 

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University Libraries Advisory Council

The University Libraries Librarians Advisory Council (ULAC) is composed of the 17 UNC libraries and a representative from the UNC System Office. It holds a deep commitment to system-wide sharing, collaboration, and leadership. ULAC leverages its combined resources and expertise to advise the general administration on critical issues and to provide excellent and cost-effective collections, services, and technologies that stimulate creativity, learning, and scholarship.

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