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Collaborating with PALNI

PALNI often collaborates with other nonprofits to achieve a project, product or service more effectively in terms of quality and cost savings. These partnerships allow each organization to thrive by sharing expertise, infrastructure, and funding equally.

PALNI also works closely with other groups, be it outside non-profits or vendors, to accomplish our mission via pay-for-service or product contacts. Those working relationships are listed below under Other Groups and Vendors.

Learn how to partner with PALNI

Institutional Repository Development and Implementations

PALNI and the Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation (PALCI) have partnered to develop Hyku for Consortia, an affordable, open-source, and collaborative institutional repository solution based on Samvera's Hyku software.

Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Hyku for Consortia was developed with input from a community of users comprising the Hyku Commons. Pilot participants included libraries from partnering consortia VIVA and LOUIS, with development support from Software Services by

Visit Hyku for Consortia online.

Partnership for Shared Book Collections

In addition to PALNI, the following shared print programs are members of the Partnership for Shared Book Collections:

  • Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI)
  • Center for Research Libraries (CRL)
  • Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries
  • ConnectNY
  • Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST)
  • HathiTrust Digital Library
  • Keep @ Downsview
  • Maine Shared Collections Cooperative
  • Michigan Shared Print Initiative (MI-SPI)
  • Minnesota Cooperative Collection Management Program
  • Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP)
  • Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC)
  • University of California Libraries (UC Libraries)
  • Virtual Libraries of Virginia (VIVA)
  • Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC)

View the Partnership for Shared Book Collections online.

Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI)

The Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) represent all academic libraries in accredited, non-profit institutions of higher education in Indiana.  

Its 72 members include major research libraries, law and medical libraries, theological school libraries, and undergraduate libraries. View ALI members.



A membership-driven organization, OhioNet provides innovative technology solutions, products, training and consulting.

OhioNET assists members in acquiring, implementing and using technology solutions to manage operations and resources to meet end user needs.

Learn more about OhioNet.

Other Groups and Vendors 

The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) was formed to facilitate sharing of resources among libraries, to enhance the availability of information resources to patrons, and to encourage libraries to institute cost-effective procedures that are made possible through interlibrary cooperation.

MCLS is fully funded by its libraries and receives no direct federal or state support.

"In these times of rapid change, increased automation, and technological innovation, Indiana and Michigan libraries need a partner they can trust for reliable information on new products and services and for top-notch support. Libraries need a partner to turn to when negotiating with vendors, a partner who will advocate for the good of Indiana and Michigan libraries. MCLS is that partner." — MCLS website

All PALNI libraries benefit from the partnership with MCLS for group purchasing, affordable professional development training opportunities, strategic planning consultants, and much more. 

Learn more about MCLS.