Cooperative Procurement

Technology and scholarly content are some of the most valuable and convenient library resources that faculty and students can use to enhance research and learning, and these resources can be accessed from anywhere at any time. LOUIS works on the behalf of its members to leverage state-wide purchases in order to minimize the cost of these resources and maximize access.

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Introduction to LOUIS Electronic Resources
Library Management
This technology enables LOUIS libraries to conduct vital library operations, such as book circulation, course reserves management, and reporting.
Discovery
This technology provides users at LOUIS libraries the means to discover relevant scholarly content, such as eBooks, databases, print materials, and multimedia.
Access Management
This technology ensures that valuable library resources and services are available to authorized users, anywhere, anytime.
Resource Sharing
This technology futher enhances a library's collection by enabling reciprocal borrowing and lending within the state, and globally.
Scholarly Content (Consortia)
The scholarly content provided by LOUIS supports the core curricula in all two and four-year colleges and universities. Content is selected based on recommendations from the Collection and e-Resources Interest Group.
Scholarly Content (Mini-consortia)
A ‘mini-consortium’ for electronic resources is created when two or more libraries come together to purchase a specific product based on similar needs.
New & Trial Resources

New / Trial Resources

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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Associate Programs Source Plus
  • These resources are negotiated by LOUIS and purchased by the library.
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This database is designed for the research needs of students at two-year colleges, and provides coverage of the most relevant Associates Program content. This resource contains applicable content from full-text journals and books.
  • Library Management
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BLUEcloud Analytics brings enterprise-class reporting to your library. With completely flexible reports and powerful visualizations, you can easily find the information you need to make a decision.
  • Library Management
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Add power and speed to your cataloging. BLUEcloud Cataloging brings copy cataloging to the cloud, so you can work smarter and faster. And with a browser-based interface, you can work from anywhere.
  • Library Management
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BookMyne puts the power of your library into your users' pockets. Included with any BLUEcloud software package, the BookMyne apps for iOS and Android give your library a true mobile presence.
Films on Demand
  • These resources are negotiated by LOUIS and purchased by the library.
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Award-winning streaming video platform serving millions of students and educators. Our acclaimed cloud-based digital video delivery service allows users to view streaming videos from top producers anytime, anywhere.
Historical New York Times with Index
  • These resources are negotiated by LOUIS and purchased by the library.
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Cited in 30,000 dissertations and theses around the world since 2000, The New York Times provides findings on topics as diverse as music, management, anthropology, computer science, military history, and additional subjects.
Science Online
  • These resources are negotiated by LOUIS and purchased by the library.
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The journal publishes high-impact, original, peer-reviewed research and breaking science news. Several million viewers worldwide access Science online, downloading over 24 million full-text articles per year.
STAT!Ref
  • These resources are negotiated by LOUIS and purchased by the library.
New
The premier healthcare e-resource, enables users to intuitively cross-search full-text titles, journals and evidence-based point-of-care authoritative resources. Providing 400+ and growing resources within over 50 healthcare disciplines.
  • Library Management
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The BLUEcloud LSP and SirsiDynix discovery tools integrate with Bowker’s Syndetics ICE (Indexed Content Enrichment) to bring reviews, cover images, excerpts, and more to the BLUEcloud search experience.
The Digital Loeb Classical Library
  • These resources are negotiated by LOUIS and purchased by the library.
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Our entire Greek and Latin Classical heritage is here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern and elegant interface.
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