Handbook for Librarians & Professional and Administrative Staff in the Harvard University Library

The Organization of the University Library

Cooperative Programs

The University Library, as a whole, and many of its individual units cooperate in various ways with other libraries and library organizations locally and throughout the nation. The New England Deposit Library (NEDL), the Boston Theological Institute (BTI), the New England Library Information Network (NELINET), Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN), the Regional Medical Library Program of the National Library of Medicine, and the New England Law Library Consortium are some of the well-established, successful cooperative efforts. The Library also participates in national cataloging programs such as CONSER (Cooperative Online Serials Program) and NACO (Name Authority Co-Op).

The University Library is a member of the Chicago-based Center for Research Libraries (CRL), which provides cooperative acquisitions and lending services for little-used research materials and whose cataloging records are included in HOLLIS. As an institutional member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Library reports information each year to the ARL Statistics and ARL Annual Salary Survey. The Library is also an associate member of the Research Libraries Group (RLG) and belongs to its law, fine arts, and preservation and archives and manuscripts programs.

Last modified on Thursday, April 18, 2002.