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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) University Libraries has hosted and managed a shared integrated library system (ILS) since 1989. The system and the number of partner libraries sharing the system has grown significantly over the past two decades. Spurred by the level of involvement and support contributed by the host institution, the authors administered a comprehensive survey to current Innovative Interfaces libraries. Research findings are combined with a description of UNLV’s local practices to provide substantial insights into shared funding, support, and management activities associated with shared systems.


Academic libraries; Integrated library systems (Computer systems)


Library and Information Science | Science and Technology Studies | Statistical Methodology

Publisher Citation

Vaughan, J. and Costello, K. (in press). Management and support of shared integrated library systems. Information Technology and Libraries. Retrieved from

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