Consortia in the Pacific Southwest Region
- Arizona Health Information Network (AZHIN):
AZHIN's mission is to "provide an infrastructure for knowledge-based information
to support health care practice and training in Arizona and to introduce,
encourage, and support widespread use of electronic information management
tools by Arizona's health care practitioners." Through membership in AZHIN,
participating institutions have access to a variety of online journals, databases,
- Califa: Califa's mission is "to provide
cost effective delivery of services, programs, and products through a membership
network of California libraries." Califa is a voluntary library agency created
in 2003 after funding for the Library of California ceased.
- California Digital Library (CDL): The
California Digital Library is the eleventh library of the University of California
and focuses on electronic resources for the entire UC system. "The CDL also maintains
its own distinctive programs emphasizing the development and management of digital
collections, innovation in scholarly publishing, and the long-term preservation of
- Statewide California Electronic Library
Consortium (SCELC): Established in 1986, SCELC originally focused on providing
group licensing to electronic databases for private educational institutions in
Southern California. SCELC now includes large and small members from the entire
state and is collaborating with the Regional Medical Library to provide
consortial licensing to hospital and healthcare libraries in the Pacific Southwest
- Medical Libraries Consortium of Hawaii: This is the newest consortium in the
Pacific Southwest Region. This consortium focuses
specifically on group licensing of health sciences electronic journals and
- The Bibliographic Center for Research (BCR)
is a "nonprofit, multistate library cooperative that has served the library
community since 1935, providing cost-effective library and information services."
Nevada is one of eleven states whose agreements between BCR and the state library
allow any library located in those states to use BCR services as a member
institution. BCR members also include individual libraries from other states,
including 45 from California, 15 from Hawaii, and 1 from Guam.
- Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL):
The Pacific Islands have had the good fortune of benefiting from license
negotiations made by PREL, an Affiliate Member of the NN/LM located in Honolulu.
PREL serves the same Pacific Island jurisdictions as are served by this RML. PREL
recently joined the Medical Libraries Consortium of Hawaii.