Drexel Hill, January 31, 2024 – The Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration & Innovation (PALCI) is pleased to announce the release of its 2023 Annual Report, highlighting a year marked by collaboration, innovation, and impactful initiatives in the academic library community.
The PALCI consortium, comprising 76 academic and research libraries across Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia, has been at the forefront of promoting excellence in library services and resource sharing. The 2023 Annual Report showcases the organization’s commitment to advancing the academic and research landscape through strategic partnerships and cutting-edge initiatives.
Key highlights from the report include:
Collections Expansion: PALCI has significantly expanded its digital collections offerings, providing member institutions with access to a diverse range of resources, including primary sources, eBooks, scholarly journals, and multimedia materials. This expansion underscores PALCI’s dedication to supporting research and learning at-scale in the digital age.
Innovative Sharing Collaborations: The report outlines PALCI’s successful collaborations with other library consortia, academic institutions, open source communities, and industry partners. These partnerships have resulted in shared resources, cost savings, and enhanced services for member libraries, fostering a culture of innovation and cooperation.
Professional Networking: PALCI remains committed to building relationships among member libraries’ staff and keeping the community plugged into what’s happening regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Annual Report highlights the variety of meetings and networking events aimed at empowering library professionals, promoting discussion, and keeping library staff abreast of the latest trends in the field.
Jill Morris, PALCI Executive Director noted, “The 2023 Annual Report reflects a celebration of PALCI’s 25-year history and an unwavering commitment to members’ future success by advancing collaboration among academic and research libraries in our region. We are proud of the accomplishments detailed in the report and look forward to building on this momentum in the coming year.”
The PALCI 2023 Annual Report is now available for download on the organization’s website at https://palci.org/about/2023-report.
For inquiries or additional information, please contact: Jill Morris, PALCI Executive Director, email@example.com.
The Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation (PALCI) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization that originated in 1996 and was incorporated in 1998 as the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. Today, PALCI’s membership has grown to include more than 70 academic and research libraries in Pennsylvania and contiguous states. PALCI’s mission is to enable cost-effective and sustainable access to information resources and services. PALCI is known for its highly-regarded EZBorrow consortial interlibrary loan (ILL) service. PALCI members collaborate to serve over 800,000 students, faculty, and staff, focusing on collaborative collections programs, resource sharing services, and innovative technology projects and approaches to library services.