What is CDO?

Consortium Directory Online (or CDO) is Ringgold’s fully-searchable, comprehensive database of more than 490 library consortia world-wide, which allows publishers to confidently approach the consortia market armed with authoritative data.

The most comprehensive resource covering library consortia, the CDO is continually updated by Ringgold’s international team of research experts with consortium changes, member lists, contact details, and new consortia as they emerge. The CDO is integrated with Ringgold’s Identify Database, streamlining the analysis process for clients of both services.


What will CDO do for me?

CDO helps you to understand and explore the consortia market like no other single resource.
Search: Geographically, by member institution name or acronym, or by vendors licensed.
Analyse: Consortia licensing competing or similar content, create gap analysed and exportable prospect lists.
Negotiate: Armed with authoritative membership lists, understand the scope of a potential deal. Ensure a greater chance of success with access to licenses and preferred terms.


Brief  overview of CDO content

The principal aim of the Consortium Directory Online is to provide a tool that explains the library consortium market and provides publishers with the information, insight and contacts to negotiate with the library consortia that actively procure online content.

CDO editorial policy is to include consortia that actively licence, intend to licence, participate in licensing or have strong influence over the licensing of online information content from more than one publisher or vendor.

Consortia are added as they are developed or discovered by Ringgold staff or on the request of customers.


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