Montana’s Academic Libraries Working Together.

Helping Academic Libraries
To Help Montana.

MAXIMIZED RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Buying collectively is the most cost-effective way to purchase high-quality resources, which enables members to participate in a greater number of consortial offerings that will ultimately serve a greater number faculty, students, and researchers.

ENHANCED TEACHING & RESEARCH

Seamless collection sharing facilitates the development of new and shared statewide curricula. Because of cost savings, members can purchase high-impact, cutting-edge materials that are critical for research support and potential commercial developments in research departments and centers of innovation.

IMPROVED USER EXPERIENCE

Students will interact with a more consistent set of resources, services, and interfaces as they move from advanced-placement high school classes or community colleges, to four-year institutions and graduate schools.

SHARED EXPERTISE

The collective expertise and experience of MT library employees are incalculable; TRAILS members contribute to and benefit from this shared knowledge via consortial committees, an online forum, and an annual conference.

TRAILS Member Institutions

Students, Faculty, and Researchers

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Over 4 Million Library Items

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Consortium

Today’s Best Investment, for Montana’s Tomorrow.

TRAILS has made a huge difference, not merely to our library, but to academic libraries statewide.

Christian Frazza

Director, Carroll College Library

To date, TRAILS’ negotiation for high-quality databases and journals has produced a cost avoidance for the state of Montana of:

$2 Million

this year

$7 Million

over the next 5 yrs.

* Compared to list prices institutions could pay when negotiating individually.

Get In Touch

We would love to hear from you!

Contact Us:

Pamela Benjamin
Statewide Academic Libraries Coordinator
TRAILS (Treasure State Academic Information & Library Services)
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3320
406.994.4432
Pamela.Benjamin1@montana.edu

TRAILS
Treasure State Academic
Information & Library Services
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3320
406.994.4432

© 2017 Treasure State Academic Information & Library Services

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