Once an institution’s reputation is compromised, it can take years to rebuild.
Like many other institutions, Cornell University participates in an interlibrary loan system for faculty, staff and students.
Borrow Direct (borrowdirect.org) went live in 1999 after founding institutions Columbia, Penn and Yale partnered with the Research Libraries Group to develop the program for “Ivy Plus” institutions.
Sharing resources among campuses makes sense for more than economical reasons, as colleges are finding these opportunities can better serve busy students.
Over 100 schools have joined Great Lakes Educational Loan Services’ ScholarNet for Private Loans network this past year to connect with lenders.
Under a new proposal by President Ray Cross, the University of Wisconsin would merge the state’s 13 two-year colleges into its system.