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Collection Development

 Regents Libraries Database Consortium (RLDC)

  • 26   Regents 4 yr and 2 yr institutions as members and affiliates. Partnerships with Nebraska academic and Kansas private academic libraries
  • WSU Libraries subscribes to 17 out of 22 possible purchases for a total cost of about $140,000 
  • Includes Cinahl, Ei Compendex, Grove Art & Music, Newsbank, PsycInfo, and  Stat-USA among other databases
  • Note: The RLDC was disbanded in July 2010 although the consortium purchases remain in effect as the Deans and Directors of the Regents institutions work on creating a new statewide consortium.

 Kansas Statewide Purchase     

  • Kansas State Library, Kan-ed, Johnson Public Libary, Topeka-Shawnee Co Public Library, 4 yr & 2yr  Regents institutions
  • In FY10, WSU Libraries contributed $22,125 to the statewide total purchases of $1.5 million. As of FY11, most Regents institutions withdrew from the general statewide purchase. However, at the beginning of FY11, the 4 yr Regents and private academic libraries began participating in a statewide purchase of OCLC's Worldcat .
  • Includes Gale Academic One-File, Business Resource Center, Literature Resource Center, and OCLC WorldCat 

Amigos Library Services

  • Over 700 academic and public libraries in five member status. WSU is the only member library from Kansas
  • WSU Libraries subscribes to eight e-resources for just over $44,0000.
  • Includes: Applied Science & Technology Full-Text, Art Full-Text, Art Index Retrospective, Biography Reference Bank, Book Review Digest, Electronic Collections Online, Library Literature, RIM, Worldcat Collection Analysis


  • Over 2,000 libraries including 158 academic libraries based in the north Midwest
  • WSU Libraries subscribes to three e-resources for a total cost of $103,000/
  • Includes: ACM Digital Library, Project Muse, and SAGE Premier.
  • WSU is not a member of Minitex, but can participate in purchases as a non-member.


  • Hundreds of academic and public libraries in 11 member states including Kansas
  • WSU Libraries subscribes to eight e-resources for a total cost of nearly $45,000.
  • Includes CQ Global Researcher, CQ Researcher, Encyclopedia Britannica Online, three LexisNexis databases, Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford Reference Online
  • Note: In spring 2010, Lyrasis absorbed members of  former utility, BCR, which ceased operations as of the end of the year.
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