As you are contemplating who to contact and what to say, each of these documents might help. The What is LOUIS doc can be used as is or you can strip what you want from it. A good page to always share is the one that has funding since 1992.
The LOUIS Cost Summary shows for each library:
09-10 membership fee
10-11 membership fee
Cost to do it on your own.
You can pull your campuses info to include in you correspondence if you want to tailor your letters/emails to your institution specifically. I think this is powerful. The page as a whole demonstrates that consortium purchases cost $3.1M and saved the state $16M….basically, we bought $18+ million for $3.1
Just another couple pieces of trivia. And thank you for all the responses. I’m keeping track of our activities so feel free to send me anything you did starting in July of 2010. The more recent activities should be shared on the list and I’ll grab it from there.
Sara Zimmerman, MLIS
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Frey Computing Services, LSU
Baton Rouge, LA 70810