Memorandum of Understanding
Each member library of the Ohio Digital Library signs a Memo of Understanding (MOU) with the State Library of Ohio each year of participation in the consortium. This MOU outlines the minimum amount of money pledged to purchase items for use by all member libraries in the consortium. It also outlines policies and procedures such as the purchase of MARC records, digital content policies, volunteering staff for advisory committee and other groups as needed, and responsibilities of the Project Manager.
Inability or failure of a member library to meet the requirements of the MOU can result in removal of the library from the consortium.
All Member Libraries with an annual collection budget under $100,000 as indicated in the statewide statistics will contribute a minimum of 3% of that budget; libraries with an annual collection budget at or above $100,000 as indicated in the statewide statistics will contribute a minimum of 3.5% of that budget for the effective period of the document.
This amount is not due up front. Instead of being due at the time of enrollment, libraries spend this amount on shared content during the MOU period.
If the MOU document period is for less than one (1) year the minimum contribution amount will be pro-rated.