From 99 charter members in 1973, SOLINET has grown to include more than 3,000 libraries today. SOLINET’s membership includes all sizes and types of libraries – academic, research, public, school, corporate, medical, law, and special. A Board of Directors, elected by and from the membership, governs SOLINET. It is based in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia.
One of the notable achievements of SOLINET is establishing a program that measures effectiveness of preservation workshops. It is called the Workshop Follow-Up program, and is part of the Preservation Services training and outreach program. Considering that continuing education in library and archives preservation is essential, the program aims to keep conference attendees aware of the topics and remind them after the workshops what they learned. The evaluation compiled in 1999 revealed the fact that, while 94 percent of respondents had taken some action to improve, the follow-up survey itself served as a reminder of the importance of preservation activities .
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, SOLINET has played a major role in recovery efforts of academic and public libraries throughout the Gulf Coast, which were affected by the 2005 hurricane season. In 2006, SOLINET received a $12.2 million grant via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and an $896,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help support the recovery efforts .
SOLINET Is Awarded $152,000 IMLS Grant.(Southeastern Library Network)(Company Financial Information)(Brief Article)
Feb 01, 2000; SOLINET, the Southeastern Library Network, has announced that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded it...
EBSCO enters agreement with Library Network. (EBSCO Industries Inc. EBSCO Publishing, Southeastern Library Network) (Brief Article)
Oct 01, 1994; EBSCO Publishing (EP) has entered into an alliance with Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) of Atlanta, Georgia. SOLINET is a...