May 13, 2022
PALNI awarded additional funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support PA. Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) a $275,000 grant to support PALSave, the consortium's affordable learning initiative. [Full Announcement].
May 5, 2022
PALNI awarded ARPA grant to launch initiative in open bibliographic data management. The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana announced that it has received an American Rescue Plan Act grant of $225,000 from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library. The planning grant will enable PALNI to identify ways of expanding current infrastructure to support open bibliographic data management tools, which library staff use to manage and share collections. The project aims to significantly enhance financial sustainability and access to information, allowing libraries to further deliver on their critical role in student success. [Full Announcement].
May 16, 2019
Private Academic Library Network of Indiana’s Affordable Education Initiative Garners Support from Lilly Endowment. Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded $520,000 to the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) for PALSave, an affordable education initiative that will combat rising textbook costs and their detrimental effects on student success and retention. [Full Announcement].
January 11, 2019
Library consortia partner on innovative institutional repository solutions. The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana is developing collaborative instances of two open-source institutional repository platforms, Islandora and Hyku, via partnerships with the Washington Research Library Consortium and the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc.. The work will include analyzing and improving the functionality and capacity of the software to support collaboration. To benefit the wider community, all developments from the partnerships will be openly available for adaptation. [Full Announcement].
February 7, 2018
Bethel College and Saint Mary’s College join the PALNI Consortium and the PALNI group OCLC WorldShare Management Services. The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana announced the addition of two institutions, Bethel College and Saint Mary’s College, to the PALNI family. Bethel College and Saint Mary’s College join a highly engaged and collaborative group of private college and seminary libraries across the state bringing the number of supported institutions up to twenty-four. PALNI uses OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services to provide direct, unmediated access to the collective collections of all the institutions without the need to export or import records. OCLC is also continuing development in WMS to support collaboration in analytics, licensing, and more. [Full Announcement].