The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) is partnering with the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI) (representing 94 academic libraries in Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and New York), to pilot a collaboratively run open source, multi-tenant, consortial institutional repository (IR). The goal is to deliver ultra low-cost hosting, discovery, and access to digital material for member libraries both with the tool and by partnering across consortia and with commercial partners working on a community-owned product. Delivering materials digitally and reducing costs are even more critical due to economic pressures and staff reductions in this current crisis period. Project collaborators aim to create a consortial IR service individual libraries may use, customize, and brand as their own, while building the capacity and functionality required to share underlying infrastructure, hosting, and administration/staffing costs across institutions. The project is in the second year of an IMLS-funded grant building on the work done by Hyku founders.
https://www.hykuforconsortia.org/about-the-project/ https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/lg-36-19-0108-19 https://hykucommons.org/