Point Map of Summit Libraries

Below is a point map which displays all of the current the academic library members (their institutions) that are apart of the Orbis-Cascade Alliance Consortium. The consortium is made up of 37 universities, colleges, and community colleges in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho Private and public institutions Serving 258,000 students. The current catalog, which is actually under development with a different vendor, is called SUMMIT. So if a student is looking to borrow a book from another library, we’ll refer them to the Summit catalog.

Any guesses as to how many books, videos, etc. are in represented through these libraries? 9.2 million titles representing over 28.7 MILLION items! And those numbers continue to grow each year, along with the number of consortia members.

Some interesting fact to ponder… 360,000+ packages are delivered by our courier system per year to 83 drop sites. This services helps circulate items to 293 libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho as of February 2013.

The Red Flag on the map represents the Mark O. Hatfield Library at Willamette University where I work. The Green Push Pins represent all of the main institutions, which includes many but not all of the drop sites.




About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on February 18, 2013, in Maps and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. George Williams

    Isn’t this out of date. University of Idaho is a member of Orbis-Cascade and they’re not on your map. They are on the map at the Orbis-Cascade website, though. https://www.orbiscascade.org/member/

    • Very true George. The information on this post is a little out of date–about a year old. Keep in mind that it was current “as of February 2013” (third paragraph) since that was when it was posted (date posted is at the bottom of each post). As you point out, there is a much more current map at https://www.orbiscascade.org/member/. This map was actually part of an assignment from an online course I was taking, and didn’t intend to maintain it, but thanks for bringing this up! 🙂

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