As library consortia enable and enhance the ability of their members to freely and efficiently share their materials, collection development practices can be influenced. This is particularly true for smaller academic libraries. It would seem that a fundamental need for effective cooperation among consortium members is a common set of tools to enable collection development interaction and communication. Small academic libraries can take advantage of such collection development tools, particularly as they relate to enriching a shared catalog.
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