Orbis Cascade Alliance

Consortial Abbreviation: 
Alliance
Brief Description: 

The Orbis Cascade Alliance is a consortium of academic institutions in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

The mission of the Alliance is to strengthen member libraries through collaboration in order to support the work of our students, faculty, staff, and researchers. Alliance members join together to enhance our services, share our information resources and expertise, enrich and preserve our collections, and develop library staff to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing information environment.

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Collections sharing
Electronic content licensing
Electronic content loading/presentation
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Preservation
Training
Union lists/shared online catalogs
Other Functions: 
Digital services, conferences and workshops, services for archives and special collections.
Mailing Address: 
Orbis Cascade Alliance 2288 Oakmont Way Eugene, OR 97401
Country: 
United States
Generic Phone Number: 
(541) 246-2470 ext. 200
Fax: 
(541) 246-2477
Staff Contacts: 
John F. Helmer, Executive Director, jhelmer@orbiscascade.org, (541) 246-2470 ext. 205 Elizabeth Duell, Administrative Assistant, eduell@orbiscascade.org, (541) 246-2470 ext. 200
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
37
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Other Types of Members: 
Approximately 280 non-members in seven western states participate in selected services.
Number of Staff: 
8.00