History of UNCL

History

UNCL formed as a Council in the late 1970s. Effective December 16, 2015, UNCL updated its 1982 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand and further formalize the libraries consortial relationship.

Background

  • UNCL formed as a Council in the late 1970s.
  • Track record of informal cooperation and collaboration in:
    • System-wide library automation system
    • Cooperative cataloging
    • Staff development/continuing education programs
    • Reciprocal, no-cost interlibrary loan between campuses
    • Joint negotiations for licenses to electronic resources
    • System-wide negotiations for vendor discounts
    • Shared subject expertise
    • Coordinated collection development