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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.

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 

CrossRef and Datacite are nonprofit Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Registration Agencies that overlap in terms of missions and communities—the two organizations collaborate on numerous initiatives that aim to provide foundational infrastructure for research outputs. 

  • CrossRef makes research outputs easy to find, cite, link, assess, and reuse with the purpose of making scholarly communication better. They do so by rallying their community of users, tagging and sharing metadata, running an open infrastructure, advancing technology, and making tools and services—all to help put research in context. 
  • DataCite’s mission is to be the world’s leading provider of persistent identifiers for research. Through their portfolio of services, they provide the means to create, find, cite, connect, and use research. DataCite seeks to create value and develop community-driven, innovative, open, integrated, usable, and sustainable services for research.

Visit CrossRef and DataCite online.