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Electronic Resources

Consortial Electronic Resources

LOUIS negotiates the cost of library technology and resources to maximize the purchasing power of our members.

LOUIS Core Resources: Subscriptions that are available to all institutions that participate in electronic resources through LOUIS. Core collection subscription pricing reflects the negotiated cost for participation by all LOUIS member libraries.

Opt-in Resources: Optional subscriptions for which LOUIS has worked to negotiate consortial pricing. Institutions may choose to purchase these through LOUIS.

Evidence-Based Acquisitions (EBA): These projects identify collections which LOUIS purchases for a specified period of time and makes available to the LOUIS community. Libraries then make these collections available through their catalog and website. LOUIS then works with libraries to purchase individual titles based on usage.

Perpetual Access Collections: Collections where access is continuous even after an active paid subscription has ended.