The Shared Purchases Committee is a statewide committee with representation from different types of libraries. Members of the committee are not necessarily members of the WYLD Consortia. The committee has monthly meetings to discuss and review resources licensed for statewide use, as well as evaluate new products on an as-needed basis.
The Wyoming State Library Shared Purchases Committee recommends resources for inclusion on GoWYLD with a focus on subscription resources. Free resources will only be recommended if vetted as comprehensive and authoritative, e.g. Library of Congress, ERIC, etc. Decisions are based on statewide needs assessment, feedback from public, school, and academic libraries, and funding availability. Suggested resources not meeting above criteria will not be considered or recommended.