Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I search for a Consortium?

Type the name of the consortium or its acronym in the search box, select Consortium and click on search. Alternatively you can use the Ringgold Number of the consortium in the Ringgold ID box and click search. See Search Options in CDO.

 

I want a list of consortia in a particular geographic area

Select a region, country, and/or state from the drop down boxes under Location and click on search. See Search Options in CDO.

 

I want to find consortia where one of my key customers is a member

Type the name, or part of the name, of the institution in the search box, select Consortium Member from the drop down box and click on search. Alternatively you can use the Ringgold Number of the institution in the Ringgold ID box and click search. See Search Options in CDO.

 

I want to find closed consortia, those that license online information products for all their members (i.e. non opt-in deals)

Select Closed Consortium from the Consortium Activity drop down box and click search.
If you want to restrict this search to a certain country or a region you can select the region, country or state in conjunction with this search.
If you want to restrict this search to consortia that have licensed a competitor’s product, you can select the publisher or vendor from the Vendor drop down box in conjunction with this search. You can also combine this search with the other options.
See Search Options in CDO. See Glossary for an explanation of terms.

 

I want to find consortia which specialise in a particular subject area

Select the subject from the Subject Specialists drop down box and click search. See Search Options in CDO.

 

I want to find consortia that have a certain type of members

Select the type of institution from the Membership Type drop down box and click search. See Search Options in CDO.

 

How are the consortium member and vendor lists compiled? How often are they updated?

Ringgold lists consortia members and vendors where official or reliable information is readily available to us. Consortia information is reviewed and updated on a regular basis, when the entire consortium record is updated.

 

My search has returned no results

If your search returns no results it is likely that there are no consortia with the criteria you have chosen, please try an alternative search.

 

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