I. The University of Kentucky and Tennessee libraries (hereafter " the Libraries") will establish programs and projects to promote coordinated collection development and management and contain costs through cooperative purchases.
II. To that end the Libraries will exchange collection data to inform their coordination efforts, such as holdings, circulation, purchases and Conspectus information.
III. The free exchange of information will flow through as many media as possible (the Information Alliance listserve, telephone, e-mail, paper communications and regular meetings). Meetings will be an important forum for conceiving and assessing programs and projects.
IV. The Libraries will leverage their funds to maximize purchasing power regardless of format.
V. The collection development component of the Information Alliance will build on the shared resource efforts already in place (e.g. inter- library loan protocols) and promote other needed joint efforts that will facilitate coordinated collection development and management, such as linked OPAC or serials records.
VI. The CDOs will report regularly to their respective library directors and university community concerning progress and needs for the coming year.