As part of the North Dakota State Library group (NDSL), the Online Dakota Information Networks (ODIN) consortium, and the tri-state MINITEX consortium, Allen Memorial Library cooperates in the provision and management of a statewide shared electronic collections. Additionally, the Library may participate in consortial purchases with other college and university libraries where appropriate.
Selection, deselection and acquisition responsibilities lie with the professional library staff. Suggestions for acquisition from faculty and staff are encouraged and considered. Journal subscription requests are reviewed by the professional staff with input from the Director.
Faculty, students and staff may recommend particular electronic resources be added to the collection by submitting a Suggestion for Purchase. Product trials are made available to faculty and staff on a regular basis, and feedback is solicited.