Creating value for all: joint academic library in the service of five universities

Katri Maria Rintamäki, Christina Flemming, Anne Marketta Lehto, Jonna Toukonen

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In 2000–2010s, Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences have undergone structural changes becoming public corporations. The ideal of the government policy is an effective, productive, entrepreneurial university with lean infrastructure and support services. One solution in pursuing cost-effectiveness and efficiency are joint regional libraries. In Vaasa, the five university units share a joint academic library, Tritonia. Tritonia offers library and information services that consist of print and digital information resources, researchers’ support services, pedagogical and technical support for digital education, and learning commons for its five universities.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)605–614
JournalLibrary Management
Issue number8/9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Finland
  • Academic libraries
  • cooperation

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