Show simple item record Shachaf, Pnina 2009-09-22T13:40:08Z 2009-09-22T13:40:08Z 2003
dc.identifier.citation Shachaf, P. (2003). Nationwide Library Consortia Life Cycle. Libri. 53 (2), 94-102. en
dc.description.abstract Library consortia development processes were examined from an ecological approach, combining historical perspective, dynamic developmental approach, and social structure, stressing the issues of permeable boundaries in library consortia and the manifestation of inter-organization relationships. A comparative analysis of several nationwide consortia (from Australia, Brazil, China, Israel, Italy, Micronesia, Spain and the U.K.) using six criteria enables delineation of a developmental pattern. Additional support for the model is based on a study of U.S. statewide consortia conducted by Potter in 1997. A four-stage life cycle sequence is outlined: embryonic, early development, development, and maturation. In addition, the ecological approach stresses founding and disbanding processes, suggesting disbanding as a fifth stage. The contribution of this paper to developmental theories at other levels of analysis (individual, group, organization) is in proposal of an inter-organizational life cycle model. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. en
dc.relation.isversionof en
dc.title Nationwide Library Consortia Life Cycle en
dc.type Article en

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