Friday, March 18, 2011
The New York Public Library, Columbia University and New York University forge historic collaboration
"The New York Public Library and the libraries of Columbia University and New York University - three renowned research institutions all on the island of Manhattan - have launched an initiative to expand collections and better serve their users. The collaboration, dubbed the Manhattan Research Library Initiative, or MaRLI, will help the institutions increase access to research collections, increase use of specialized collections, and stretch collection dollars for covering research resources. The institutions will coordinate their research collecting, eliminating overlap of specialized materials and identifying opportunities for shared collecting. They will be able to do so by making their collections mutually available to researchers"